I have a 6 year old DD with my ex. We dated about 9 months, I got pregnant and he took off. Since then, all he does is pay child support, he doesn't see her, he doesn't send presents, anything. The only reason he even pays child support is because there is an order. Well in the last 6 years, he has had AT LEAST 4 kids besides mine and now he is "engaged" there is no ring or wedding date, they just say their engaged and she is also pregnant. Now my ex has had me served papers because he wants to lower the child support because he has had other children. Well too bad, I guess he should have thought about that before he had more children. Currently, he pays $650 a month and makes about $3100 a month. Now in our court system, they will rarely lower child support amounts because the parent paying has more children why, because I can't control how many children he has so why should I get less support because he has more children? Would it be fair if it was reduced to help him with his other kids? Basically what they do right now is I get CS based off of his income, the next mom gets CS based off of his income minus my CS and the 3ird gets based off of his income minus mine and the 2and mom's CS and so on so after all 4 of us have gotten child support (one woman has 2 kids with him) he only has about $1,000 left and that doesn't include the woman he is engaged to because her baby isn't born yet.
I heard back from my attorney about this. She said that the most they could do is take 10% (like I said) but since this isn't just one or two other kids, this is 5 more kids, it shows that my ex is not being responsible and the judge will more then likely not order a reduction at all. Also, if the judge does, I can enforce him paying his half of medical, dental and activities that he has already been ordered to pay and I have not been asking for to give him a break. All children will be provided for, I get $650, the second mom gets five hundred and something, the 3ird gets four hundred and something and the fourth who has 2 kids with him (twins) gets five hundred and something. He makes at least $3100 a month (I think he makes a few hundred dollars more now actually) so he has between $1100 and $1500 a month left. I understand that it is not uncommon for a pregnant woman not to work but when your fiance only brings home that amount, you don't always have that luxury.Answer Question
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