I have a friend who is going threw a divorce. Ofcorse there are two sides to every story and i don't believe she is fully inocent in causing some of their fights. But now they are separated. He makes A LOT of money and in TX child support is set up on a scale of 20% of your gross pay for the first kid and 12% for your second. They have two kids together and after talking with her attorney yesterday she found out that she would be receiving 2300 a month in child support. Yes he was a complete ass to her, but do you really think that is a reasonable amount? I have married a man who is divorced from his first wife and has to pay child support of $800 a month for one child. My husband makes decent money, but after child supports and regular bills we only have enough to live comfortably. We can't afford to find a better looking house (we live in a 70's model single wide trailer that we rent for $250/ mo). But his ex stuck it to him and didn't (and still doesn't) care how he financially affords his own life and family expenses. I realize children can be expensive, but I think $2300 for two kids is a little outragious just because he makes good money. Kids are created by two ppl and i don't believe they should be financially supported by only one just because the marriage didn't workout. If this is your situation or if you know someone in this situation what is your stance on child support. Did you/ would you Stick it to him (bc the law allows you to) or would you work with him to come to some agreeable amount?