Because sometimes the things my ex says are totally laughable.
I was a SAHM for 13 years. It was my being home and looking after the kids 24/7 that allowed him to do the job he does. Ya, I could have worked but I would have been, in essence, a single working Mom since his hours wouldn't allow me to ever depend on him. I moved across the country for his job. I moved to a small town hours away from everything because we didn't want our kids growing up in the city he works in and he was too cheap to buy closer (houses here are very cheap...because we aren't near ANYTHING).
So...now that he's "trying to get his life back" he thinks I need to get a job ASAP so he can sign the house over to me and get a mortgage for his own house in the city. I'm going to school right now so in 2 years I CAN get a good paying job.
He thinks I should be able to be a single mother to 4 girls (he takes them 42 hours a month), handle a full University courseload and have a full time job. And he'd like to be able to hand the house over in 6 months - it has no kitchen cupboards and half a bathroom because we had ice damming 2 years ago and he used the insurance money to fund his "finding himself" instead of repairing the house - I couldn't get a mortgage for what's owed on it in the condition it's in right now (but he can't afford to help pay to have the repairs done because he's paying off the rest of his "finding himself" debt)
And the best...He thinks in the next year or so I should move the girls to a town closer to him. Because he doesn't like having to drive the 2.5 hours to get them for visitation. He thinks they should be closer to him. Ummmm he's the one who bought a house here and why the hell should I move away from all my friends and why the hell should our kids be made to move AGAIN so his life can be made easier. He walked away. He chose to make his home in the city as opposed to closer to his girls.
And why does he think all this...because his girlfriend told him it was all a good idea. Ya, he actually told me all these ideas came from her. God I'm glad I have a damn good lawyer, lol.
Oh, she also thinks he should take her and the girls on a cruise or something this year. And get a 3 bedroom apartment. And spend more time with her and not work overtime to pay his bills. Ya, sweetie...I see you haven't seen his CS and Alimony bill a month, eh? And I'm even giving him a deal compared to the federal tables.