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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 10:36 AM
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25. There's nothing extreme in the solution
And nothing hostile to fathers. It's gender neutral.

It's not hostile of me to suggest he has a look at the papers and gets an abatement when he's got custody. That's a constructive suggestion. Nor is it hostile to suggest that he reports her unclaimed income, if she is indeed being supported by her family, to Friend of the Court.

If you are a responsible adult, making that kind of money, you should be able to live within your means - even if you are paying $1000 a month in child support - and save for emergencies.

Learning to budget your money is not "extreme."

If he's been paying for extras beyond what he was socially, morally, and legally obliged to do, that's fine - but that's something he ought to have done AFTER saving for emergencies. That's part of being a responsible parent, whether you are married or not.

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