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80 dollars a month in child support!! Really?

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I divorced last year and have a 5 year old kindergarten daughter. I just finished court for custody since dad decided to move 2 hours away and wanted her full time. I have custody during the school year and he gets every other weekend and then he gets her mid June through August for the summer and i get every other weekend. Since and even before our divorce I have paid for everything. I take care of my daughter. I pay 65 a week for daycare, i buy all her school supplies and clothes. Since the divorce he has bought one pair of shoes and one pair of jeans. Since he quit his job and moved away i had to get medicaid for insurance because it so expensive at my job. I make about 360.00 a week. She had a hospital bill i asked for help with and got nothing.  Anyways point being i just got the numbers back from my lawyer and I'm upset. 80 dollars a moth doesn't even cover half her daycare let alone anything else. she said its based off of the time we get her each and his income now that he is working. I don't understand how its fair that he is supporting his new wife who doesn't work and HER 4 kids but 80 dollars a month is suppose to support his child. I'm not trying to be greedy by any means, but i guess i expected a little more. My lawyer has made me feel like this the only option this or nothing and well I'd rather get this than nothing since i haven't gotten anything. I'm just disappointed. What are your thoughts on this, what do you get? under what circumstances. .. this is a first for me and it just doesn't make sense. am i being greedy?


Okay so the child support is being based off of what i pay in child care, what he and I make and how many days we "share" her.. Like she's a toy wtf...

As far as his new wife she and her children none of that is factored in, I'm just complaining because i know she doesn't work and he is supporting 4 other children that aren't his, and its aggravating.  Just thought I'd clairify.

by on May. 8, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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by on May. 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

 that does suck... i feel for him! i'm not the type that is vicious and i dont want him to be broke but i want our daughter taken care of.

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