Never said they were living above their means. I am sure if all of us won a $2.5million settlement we would all buy a new home, but the point with M5's case is the BM DOESN'T work and is living off of the settlement. In the mean time BM is trying to milk DH dry, because she has a windfall of cash. IF this settlement was never won BM wouldn't have all of this money to be burning, BM is using the settlement $$ to take advantage of DH and trying her best to force him into bankruptcy or contempt for failure to pay, because his income doesn't come close to the settlement. Even if the settlement was paid in an annuity over 20 years the yearly income from that would be $125,000 or 4X what DH makes per year. Any moron could figure out who has the financial advantage here and who is getting the screws put to them.BM has the means to pay for the extras, DH obviously does not, but BM still thinks DH should pay 50/50 for ALL of the extras that BM wants the kids to participate in regardless if DH agrees. To BM DH is just a cash cow that is running low on milk.