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Re: Child Support obligation with no job.
      10/21/10 12:45 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong... you have been a SAHM and are in the process of divorcing your alcoholic dh who had an affair. You are asking for custody, child support, and alimony.

If that's the case... yes, it is customary to impute a wage to a parent who is not gainfully employed, usually at minimum wage, 40hrs a week. It is legal because as the child's parent, you have a legal duty to support the child, including financially. The bad news is that you'll have to start making a lot more than $83 a week, and fast. Even under normal circumstances, cs is not enough for you to live on... nor should it be. You have no idea if there will be an order for alimony. Let's assume best case scenario for you... cs (which will be based on the income imputed to you as afforded by law) and alimony, enough for you to remain a SAHM and homeschool. According to you, your dh is an active alcoholic... how consistent do you think he will be making payments when he drinks morning, noon and night? How likely will it be that he even keeps his job? Your best bet will be to put yourself in a position where you can afford to take care of yourself (as you should) and your children... 100%. You may not think it's fair, but you need to do proactive. The fact that you're right and he's wrong will do you no good when you're homeless because you have no money to pay the bills.

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* Child Support obligation with no job. TomatoFace 10/21/10 12:07 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. gr8Dad   10/21/10 02:35 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. 1966Gal   10/21/10 12:45 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. MrsB   10/21/10 12:15 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. Sherron   10/21/10 12:45 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. Sherron   10/21/10 12:47 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. 1966Gal   10/21/10 12:54 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. MrsB   10/21/10 12:55 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. 1966Gal   10/21/10 12:57 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. MrsB   10/21/10 12:58 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. Sherron   10/21/10 01:12 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. TomatoFace   10/21/10 02:50 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. 1966Gal   10/21/10 01:16 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. 1966Gal   10/21/10 01:34 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. TomatoFace   10/21/10 02:53 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. 1966Gal   10/21/10 03:28 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. TomatoFace   10/22/10 09:59 AM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. Miranda   10/21/10 01:47 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. Sherron   10/21/10 02:19 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. Sherron   10/21/10 01:33 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. 1966Gal   10/21/10 01:41 PM
. * * Re: Child Support obligation with no job. gr8Dad   10/21/10 02:34 PM

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