I've decided to divorce my wife of 6 years. We have 2 children, aged 1 and 4.
We have been separated for 5 months. I am seeing the kids nearly every day. I am paying all their expenses currently but we're working on a fixed amount.
I gross 8750 (5700 take home) I offered her 2100 a month (1550 Child support) she wants 2800.
She doesn't currently work, but I think she should work from next year on to help support the children. She wants to stay at home until the youngest is 5 years old!
I'm wondering if I went to court, what would a judge award her? She had a good career and worked after having the 1st child for a bit. She just doesn't want to work.
How long will I be required to pay SS? If I have more children, does CS go down?
I'd like to know what kind of payments are expected so I can be fair to her, but on the otherhand, I don't think she's being reasonable to expect me to support her 100% without her trying to help raise the children.
Thank you for your comments and advice.