The ex has since changed his tune about child support... Contributing less than 49% of the amount of what he should be paying if it went through the DRO! Since the divorce, I've been able to make due, but since graduation is looming and I will have school loans to repay, it's time for the ex to step up and pay his share....
He chose to keep the home and since has moved his Gf and her kids in, while we reside in an apartment. And while I've recently purchased a home for the kiddo and I, I am by no means living beyond our means... My mortgage will be the same as my rent payment.
My argument is that my DD is entitled to the same living conditions that she had when we were married and is still deserving of that! And the ex seems to think otherwise. (Mind you, this post isn't meant to bash him!)
Last week was the final straw, I tried having a conversation with him about support asking only for $30 more a week at which he balked at!!!! (Courts say he would be required to pay over $200/week and is currently paying less than 1/2 that now!) I tried to be diplomatic and maintain the negotiator stance, but I've now decided to let the courts handle it...I've been nice,asked politely, and damn near begged....no more!
Tomorrow is the appointment with the attorney and I just wish I could get over the feeling of guilt I'm having! Why is it that we as single moms are damned if we do and damned if we don't!
It seemed that he had the money to but the GF a new BMW, but doesn't have the $ to support his new daughter...how does that happen!