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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 10:33 AM
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76. Here is a math suggestion for you --
take your husbands income @ $1600 per month.

Divide it by 8 -- thats 7 portions for his children, and one portion for him.

That will be $200 per child to live on, and $200 for him. (Since his children can live on $200 a month, I'm sure he can, too, right?)

You can support yourself because you are a grown up (just like the other mothers of his children), and I'm sure you want your step-children to be taken care of, right?

That means one of his children will have to live on $200 per month (eye roll on how THAT happens), while the other two sets of three of his children might combine funds for housing, etc. at (drum roll) $600 per month -- woo hoo! Now, if each of the mommies matches the funds, only ONE of them will be living out of a cardboard box in the street!

I don't think you will pardon my saying that I don't think its the child support laws that are "screwed up" in this case -- its the idea that $50 a week is enough to "support" a child. Why on earth this man decided to have three MORE children with you when he already had FOUR already is beyond me, but as long as he can afford to support them, more power to him. Fortunately, you only have to match his $600 per month for your three, so the rest of your money can go to support yourself.

Maybe you can invite him in from the cardboard box he would be living in on $200 per month?
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