When Should Mothers Pay Child Support?
(Pennsylvania, United States)
My situation is as follows, I make a little over 15 dollars and hour bi-weekly or 80 hrs. My ex wife makes 24.50 an hr bi-weekly but works 64 hrs or 32 hrs weekly. Get this, she's a registered nurse and was offered a job paying 29 dollars and hr full-time.
She turned it down claiming the job was to far away, it's 25 minutes from the house. She just graduated nursing school last summer, who turns down 60, 000 a year right out of college? I'll explain to you all why I suspect she did it later in this message. Here's the deal, even with her working 64 hrs she makes more money than I do.
So now, I'm paying for healthcare for my 13 month old son and my 3 month old daughter, which is not a problem at all I'm more than happy to do that. The cost of this healthcare is 134 dollars a month.
Now, I at one time was was also paying for my kids childcare which cost me 160 dollars a month, during this time I was still in the home. We separated and I moved out and got my own pad, now keep in mind none of these obligations to my kids stopped and their healthcare is still being paid by me and will continue to be.
Once I got my own pad my ex-wife came up with this brilliant idea to have me stop paying the care taker directly because now she has gotten a subsidy from the county we live in to pay the care taker. So my first thought was "bet" that's 160 dollars a month I no longer have to worry about.
Then, the absurdity began. She then wanted me to give her a 100 dollars a month directly to her instead. Yeah, the nerve of this broad. Anyway, that's when I decided she makes more money than I do, she should be paying me. She has the kids 55% of the time to my 45%, I'll give her that.
Now, as I said earlier this is why she turned down 60k right outta school, the subsidy she has for childcare has income guidelines, 60k knocks that out the box. She also receives whats called wic in the state of PA, and wic provides baby formula and things of that nature.
However, it has income guidelines as well. 60k knocks that out the box too. She also receives a thousand dollars a month in food-stamps which also have income guidelines. 60k knocks that out the box too. She also has medicaid for herself and the kids, it cost her nothing because we all know medicaid is for low-income and poor people, but it too has income guidelines.
A registered nurse manipulating all of these various programs and not even working to her potential as far as the amount of income she could be making and has the audacity to seek payment from me? This is why I filed for child support against her. Tell me what ya'll think about my chances of PA awarding me support.