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Re: Info on paying Child Support?


redhed1026 wrote:

My husband sued his ex-wife for child support. He has sole custody (physical and legal) of both of their children. He asked her for a ridiculously low amount ($200 per month) to contribute towards the kids. (Side note: how far would $200 per month go for two kids? But I digress....) She balked, saying she "didn't have any money". At the time, she was making $30k plus per year. Not rich, but not destitute, especially when she had no financial obligation to her kids at the time and she was making extra $ with overtime. Fast forward, husband took her to court and got a child support order. She quit the $30k job (or got fired) and was working in a warehouse for $12ish an hour. Child support was ordered for $500 per month for two kids. In a year's time, she has paid twice. Now, she's so far in arrears, her license is suspended and she will likely be arrested next month for failure to pay (and she lost the warehouse job as well).

 

It's frustrating, because raising two kids is incredibly costly, esp when one drives. $500 per month for two kids is nothing. Even though she doesn't pay, we still have to financially support the kids. Although I am a step-parent, a good portion of my income helps support them. Sadly, since she is in arrears, she doesn't make contact with her children. Prior to being ordered to pay CS, she was the "fun parent". Now, there's no extra money, so she doesn't come around. She doesn't want any of the load that comes with caring for kids- only the "fun" part.

 

We're in MD, if that helps. 


I'm confused... why doesn't she just get garnished? I pay child support to my ex and it comes out of my paycheck and I don't even have to worry about. (Other than the fact that I'm paying it at all after all the bs he's put me through).


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Re: Info on paying Child Support?


lowkeyorca wrote:

redhed1026 wrote:

My husband sued his ex-wife for child support. He has sole custody (physical and legal) of both of their children. He asked her for a ridiculously low amount ($200 per month) to contribute towards the kids. (Side note: how far would $200 per month go for two kids? But I digress....) She balked, saying she "didn't have any money". At the time, she was making $30k plus per year. Not rich, but not destitute, especially when she had no financial obligation to her kids at the time and she was making extra $ with overtime. Fast forward, husband took her to court and got a child support order. She quit the $30k job (or got fired) and was working in a warehouse for $12ish an hour. Child support was ordered for $500 per month for two kids. In a year's time, she has paid twice. Now, she's so far in arrears, her license is suspended and she will likely be arrested next month for failure to pay (and she lost the warehouse job as well).

 

It's frustrating, because raising two kids is incredibly costly, esp when one drives. $500 per month for two kids is nothing. Even though she doesn't pay, we still have to financially support the kids. Although I am a step-parent, a good portion of my income helps support them. Sadly, since she is in arrears, she doesn't make contact with her children. Prior to being ordered to pay CS, she was the "fun parent". Now, there's no extra money, so she doesn't come around. She doesn't want any of the load that comes with caring for kids- only the "fun" part.

 

We're in MD, if that helps. 


I'm confused... why doesn't she just get garnished? I pay child support to my ex and it comes out of my paycheck and I don't even have to worry about. (Other than the fact that I'm paying it at all after all the bs he's put me through).


She currently is unemployed. She was working the warehouse job last summer (for a month or two) and my husband was getting garnished payments. She quit (or got fired from) there. She was an Uber driver for a bit (dismal failure) and then a delivery person or something. She purposely doesn't seek employment so she won't have to pay. I hope the good state of MD will incarcerate her here shortly.

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Re: Info on paying Child Support?


redhed1026 wrote:

lowkeyorca wrote:

redhed1026 wrote:

My husband sued his ex-wife for child support. He has sole custody (physical and legal) of both of their children. He asked her for a ridiculously low amount ($200 per month) to contribute towards the kids. (Side note: how far would $200 per month go for two kids? But I digress....) She balked, saying she "didn't have any money". At the time, she was making $30k plus per year. Not rich, but not destitute, especially when she had no financial obligation to her kids at the time and she was making extra $ with overtime. Fast forward, husband took her to court and got a child support order. She quit the $30k job (or got fired) and was working in a warehouse for $12ish an hour. Child support was ordered for $500 per month for two kids. In a year's time, she has paid twice. Now, she's so far in arrears, her license is suspended and she will likely be arrested next month for failure to pay (and she lost the warehouse job as well).

 

It's frustrating, because raising two kids is incredibly costly, esp when one drives. $500 per month for two kids is nothing. Even though she doesn't pay, we still have to financially support the kids. Although I am a step-parent, a good portion of my income helps support them. Sadly, since she is in arrears, she doesn't make contact with her children. Prior to being ordered to pay CS, she was the "fun parent". Now, there's no extra money, so she doesn't come around. She doesn't want any of the load that comes with caring for kids- only the "fun" part.

 

We're in MD, if that helps. 


I'm confused... why doesn't she just get garnished? I pay child support to my ex and it comes out of my paycheck and I don't even have to worry about. (Other than the fact that I'm paying it at all after all the bs he's put me through).


She currently is unemployed. She was working the warehouse job last summer (for a month or two) and my husband was getting garnished payments. She quit (or got fired from) there. She was an Uber driver for a bit (dismal failure) and then a delivery person or something. She purposely doesn't seek employment so she won't have to pay. I hope the good state of MD will incarcerate her here shortly.


I feel like there are some mental health issues going on here. Maybe she will get the help she needs once she is arrested.

 

I am really sorry to hear about this. Aggravating to say the least. I hope you guys are at least making due with what you have, in spite of her. I really feel for you. :/


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