Why would a step mom be upset about an increase in child support? this is money he should be paying for his children
Me and my ex have 2 kids together. He got a promotion with a significant raise 3 months ago. I guess he didn't know but his employer his obligated to let child support enforcement know if he gets a raise in pay, and they did. He thought that he was just going to get the pay raise and child support was going to stay the same. So child support enforcement adjusted that child support. They realized that something went wrong when they put the order in for the child support before, I was getting child support based on us only having one child. So they adjusted the child support to reflect both his increase in pay AND us having 2 kids. They told me that I could go after him for the child support I didn't get for the past 2 years but I am not going to because it wasn't his fault. Child support enforcement contacted my ex to let him know about the increase. He called me hysterical because with this increase, it basically takes away his entire raise so he is bringing home about the same as he was before. I explained that really, this just means that for the past 2 years, he has been getting a break in child support and since it wasn't his fault, I am being nice enough to not go after him for that money. His wife gets on the phone and said that I am being greedy to ask for more (I didn't ask for more, CSE handles that) and that they decided that with his new raise they can afford to have a baby of their own but now they can't. She has been bitching about it ever since. I finally told her that sometimes not being able to have a baby together is the price that you pay when you marry a man who already has children and you have children of your own. My DH has children with is ex wife, I would never want him to not pay what he should in child support, I just don't get why someone would get upset about this.