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casmith1980
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Registered: ‎03-20-2010
Re: Child Support Woes

DH and I have both spoke to his son about his plans after high school.  Lovely child likes to reply "that's over a year away, I don't need to worry about it right now"...

 

Well, we've told him he has several options available to him:

1.  live with us, work part time, school full time - no need to pay for rent

2.  live with us, work full time - pay rent $300/mo

3.  go into the military

4.  live with his mother (she's on disability and has no intentions of working so he'll most likely need to support her and her drinking habit)

 

DH is taking him to a recruiter on his 17th birthday (4/7) which should be a nice eye opener.  It's really sad but I've come to realize that no matter how hard you try to raise your child (or step-child), they are their own person and will make their own choices in life.  DH and I will always be there as a supportive role in his life, but we will no way be his financial tool.  The bank of Kevin and Courtney officially closes on 6/7/13. :smileyhappy:

 

(Nevada law mentions that child support can be determined for college, BUT DH has already explained to him that IF he attends school, he will live with US....no exceptions)

EQ Fico 2009 500's
TU Fico 2009 500's

EQ Fico 04/10/2012 663 (SW alert)
TU Fico 04/13/2012 653 (Walmart)

Goal: 760 by 12/2013 and close on my first house :smileyvery-happy:

Goal - 720 by 12/31/12