My ex and I have a two year old daughter together and we recently split about four months ago. He works full time Monday-Friday and Im a stay at home mom and babysit my nephew for my sister but still get paid but not a ton of money. I have her Monday- Friday since he can’t watch her and can’t afford daycare so we figured it would be cheaper for her to stay with me during the week while I babysit. I only ask for $100 a week and we BOTH agreed it was a good amount to help with what she would need for that week… it was working out for about two weeks and then he stopped paying and I spend all my money that I make and have absolutely nothing left over at the end of the month. I’ve used all my savings and I officially have $10 left to my name and he refuses to send me any money even tho he makes $700 a week and has his aunt help pay for rent, some bills, food, and everything else for our daughter when she’s over there during The Weekend. I only make around $140 a week. I’m in the middle of filling out paper work for child custody but custody and child support are totally different processes and I wouldn’t even see any money from him for awhile but for now I told him that if he isn’t going to financially help me and our daughter then he shouldn’t be able to see her. I seriously have no other option and have absolutely no idea what to do to get him to help. I feel like crap for doing that to him but it’s not fair that he gets to go out and drink, party, and buy a bunch of new things but isn’t able to send me some money to help out with our daughter. Am I wrong for doing this?
Have you tried to get child support from him through the state? Thats where I would start.
I’m in the process of the custody and then I have to do child support after that. It’s two different processes.
Thats good. That will help. It is only right that he helps you. It isn’t just your responsibility so don’t feel guilty.