Divorce On Hold In Georgia
(Cartersville, Ga, U.S.)
My wife and I filed for divorce in March. I lost my job do to company closure. After that, I made an amendment to the divorce asking her to agree with lowering my Child support from $1,200 a month to $400 a month. We have 3 kids, and she didn’t want to sign which I figured. She wants $600 a month, which makes it hard for me to pay rent. The divorce is not submitted, but is on hold. I was thinking of dismissing it and redoing it. But chances of her signing that without going to court are probably going to be slim to none.
Every child support calculator has me paying between $300 and $500 a month, basing it off of what my unemployment brings in. Right now I have been paying her $500 a month, but I don’t want to be stuck with $1200 a month making a lot less money then I did when I was working.
Obviously I'll give my kids all I can, and up until I lost my job I usually gave her more then what we agreed. I love my kids very much, and want to provide for them, but I don’t want an amount dangled over my head that will put me on the streets. My question is, would it be better to let the divorce go through as is, and then file a motion, or should I go ahead and dismiss it and re-file?