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Child support. Teen mom.

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Leah from TeenMom is getting $500 a month from her ex husband , and wants more. 

Does anyone else think that she is getting out of line. I, personally, think that $500 is fine. She makes much more then him, she has a DH who helps her to pay rent and utilities, food.  her ex has these kids at his house often, he also feed then, getting diapers without anyone's help. 

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 10, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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LiesLiesLies
by Platinum Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM
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Disagree.

The amount he makes should be irrelevant.

He should be responsible for 50% of the children's needs. Period.

Should a man who makes 200 a month only have to pay $66 a month in child support? Of course not. Women only say this when the exes income can improve her lifestyle.


Quoting jamamama00:

The amount he pays should be based on how much he makes. Period.


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KristenFowles
by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM

 I don't know.  Maybe, if he's also paying for half of medical costs/etc. 

I've never been separated, so I haven't a clue.. I just know I'd expect us both to contribute to half.

Quoting LiesLiesLies:

Exactly. Since he has them 50% of the time she shouldn't get anything.


Quoting KristenFowles:

 If my DH and I were to ever separate, I'd expect a 50/50 contribution regardless of who makes more.


 

                         


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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:06 PM
I have two friends who share 50/50 with their ex's and neither of them get child support, however they have to split all expenses that involve the kids. So it evens out.
pancake.
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM
Because that's the law, unfortunately. It doesn't matter if it's 50:50 shared custody. One parent legally has to be "custodial parent" and if it's Leah, obviously, she's entirely to whatever the law says she's entitled to.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Exactly what I was thinking. 

Quoting Anonymous:

He has them 50% of the time.

The court system is so messed up when it comes to dads.

She doesn't pay him for the time he has the girls


Quoting Anonymous:

Her lawyer got her 800$ a month now.



That seems pretty average for two children IMO.



They wouldn't have modified it if it wasn't within state law and within his means.



But I still think Leah needs to get off her ass and get a job lol, or at least go back to nursing school.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM
He has those girls for 4 days a week. She has them for 3. He shouldn't be paying her. She should be paying him.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

She is so spoiled. 

Quoting Anonymous:

He has those girls for 4 days a week. She has them for 3. He shouldn't be paying her. She should be paying him.


Luna091306
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM

 She did get more. It went to 800/mo plus half of all clothing. Ridiculous to me. She doesn't even work but kept going on and on about how much she spent on the girls.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM
That's not what I heard them both say last episode.

It doesn't really matter anyway. It's the courts who decide on child support. lol she's livin the good life now haha, a husband to payment her bills and and ex husband to pay her bills!!





Quoting LiesLiesLies:

No. He has them Thirsday night until Monday. In fact I think he has them MORE than her.




Quoting Anonymous:

He has them weekends I thought? If that's true, it's not 50/50





Quoting Anonymous:

They have 50/50 custody, he pays for their food, housing, dippers, without anyone's help. She has a DH who helps her plus $800 a month from the father of her kids. Seems like they pay 80/20. 

Quoting KristenFowles:

 If my DH and I were to ever separate, I'd expect a 50/50 contribution regardless of who makes more.



LiesLiesLies
by Platinum Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM
You are making quite the assumption by saying "I am obsessed" especially when it seems you pay a little more attention than me. Lol! I am basing my opinion off exactly what it's showing. I can't form an opinion on anything else because that is not what I am being shown and I dont know. Lol!


Quoting Anonymous:

Any expenses she has that pertain to the kids are considered in child support.

It amazes me that everyone watches these shows, and presumes that everything that happens every day of these girls lives are shown on air, and unedited.

You have no idea what happens when the cameras are off. You don't even know if it was made up and scripted just for drama for the show. You see the dad getting the kids. You don't see if he keeps them, or if they show it just for looks. You hear what she says she gets. You don't see the check stubs showing she receives that amount.

For all you know, she doesn't actually get anything, or he could be paying her $1200 a month.

Who cares? You are obsessed with a tv show. It's there to entertain, not tell the truth.

Quoting LiesLiesLies:

Her expenses shouldn't matter. That's HER choice.



She basically said her expenses were more because her and doormat Jeremy decides to buy a home together. Why is that Corey's problem?





Quoting Anonymous:

Considering you aren't in her bank account checking out her expenses, I'd say it's not your business





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