I have figured this all out and this is what is going to happen….very little is up for negotiation.
Kids- You will have the kids every other weekend from Friday night to Sunday morning. You will also be expected to have them on nights I have school or work.
Child Support- according to the MA child support Calculator you will be paying about $200/wk. We can keep this out of court UNTIL you don’t pay. So please put this into consideration when you look for a place because I will not accept you not paying this time.
Living Arrangements- I will continue to live here. I have a job interview tomorrow and between that and your child support I can afford to stay. I will not allow you to take Josh’s only TV or couch. If you must, you can have the bed. I will have Sarah get me a new one. The Play Station is yours but I need to know whether or not you’re going to take that away from Josh so I can get him his own.
Dogs- I am assuming you are going to stay somewhere like your dads or your moms until you find a place. I will keep the dogs until you do. When you do find a place, I expect you to take at least bruin if not both dogs.
You gave up on our marriage and I have cried for the last time. I will move on with my life but I expect you to continue to be a father to the kids. Emmie will never remember what it was like to have a real family but they both have a chance to have real parents. For the kids sake, I expect you to handle this like a man and not continue this petty fighting. You were strong enough to walk away be strong enough to stand up and handle these responsibilities you have now forces on yourself.