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Do you depend on child support money to pay for your rent and bills?

Just wondering.


Asked by Anonymous at 12:24 PM on Sep. 9, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (12)
  • My CS goes into our general account..from there a certain portion is sent to college fund accounts and the rest is just used in general with the rest of my money.

    Answer by mamakirs at 2:17 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • When DH and I filed for divorce (obviously didn't get one) I budgeted my bills without the money for support. I had no intention of relying on it as there is always the chance that I wouldn't get it and then i'd be screwed.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:26 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • If I did, we'd be homeless. My ex is very sporadic about his child support payments. I can not count on them as a part of my household budget. When they do come in, I use them for the extras I cannot usually afford for my son.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 12:26 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • No if i ever get money from him it is just a bonus once a yr...if im lucky twice/yr.

    Answer by ria7 at 12:37 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • I'm with riotgrrl, if I did we'd be homeless and starving.
    I use my son's child support as "back up" kinda. Since I know it could really stop at any moment I try not to make a big deal about it.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 12:39 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • sadly yes right now :( im going back to school and dont have a job so it helps with gas ..and of coarse most goes to him and his food and diapers. ex is always on time with his $ too.

    Answer by masonsmommy921 at 12:42 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Nope. I don't get CS from my XH.

    In 2008, I got a grand total of $210.

    Nothing yet this year.

    Answer by KLBrown at 12:48 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • not a problem with me but my kids are grown. Tath is part of supporting a child. it is not just for buying them toys, games and other cool stuff


    Answer by mamak57 at 1:16 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • No, i'm lucky if he sends any - i'd be out of my house if i depended on it

    Answer by missanc at 1:24 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Lol, support? Wth is that! He pays for her school lunches If that.

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:27 PM on Sep. 9, 2009