Ok here is my dilema in a nut shell. My DH has a DD of 13. He was never married to mom and they have been apart since DD was born. DH has always always paid child support. BO married to a man making 6 figures a year and they live in a swanky neighborhood with built in pool..the whole nine yards. They have no other children. When I met DH I was the single mom of 3 and had a dead beat dad to deal with and have never gotten support. DH is not a rich man and we live in a place that is pasts its prime to say the least. Mostly because he makes 14 bucks an hr and supports his kid and my 3 . I also work full time. DH was laid off last month until further notice so we filed for unemployment. We have to take the 52 bucks a week for child support out of that money. Please know we believe in being responsible, but don't you think she could cut him some slack on the support? If it was the reverse I would. Your thoughts?
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Answer by louise2 at 12:04 PM on Feb. 12, 2009
Just ask and see what she says. It wouldn't hurt.
To be honest though, I easily spend more than $52 a week on my 14 year old and she pays for her clothes and other stuff. But with lunch money and food she eats at home that adds up fast. I know it's not fair maybe that the girl's mom is doing well and you guys are not and still have to pay, but that's part and parcel of getting into a relationship with someone who had a child from a previous relationship.
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