How does child support work? Asking for a sibling. His ex came back into his life again bc his son started asking about his dad. He met my brother and likes him. So now the mom says she wants $500 a month. He already pays $400 a month for another child and he has no issues paying the $500 for another but he will definitely be broke after that and rent and all that. I asked him why not go to court. He said the court wouldn’t care about the other child and he’d probably pay more than $500 so that’s the better deal for him. Curious if anyone has any experience or information that could help him.
How does child support work? Asking for a sibling
Hes right. The court dont care about other children or the man’s rent. Plus the court will go after all the arrears he hasn’t been paying all this time.
the courts do put other dependents into consideration.
no they dont. I know because of experience.
if he had 6 kids then yes they’d consider them. But 2? They dont care. Plus the arrears would be taken too.
yes and so do I. Along with a lot of people I know that are either paying or receiving. My husband has 2 other kids, we have 2 kids together, when he went in to have it modified because it was 70% of his gross income they asked if he has other dependents, he said yes, they changed the percentage to include 2 other dependents in the home, he had to put down all of our monthly bills as well, and they went off that to make sure he can provide for his 2 kids outside the home, and provide for his 2 kids inside the home and able to pay the bills.