Establishing Child Support

by Sheri Shoemaker
(Phoenix, AZ)

So my boyfriend and I have been together for 2 and a half years we have an 11 month old together and im 5 months pregnant again. Well my boyfriend has 2 previous children from 2 different women one of which he is in the middle of a divorce with. He has been paying an arm and a leg in child support. In 2004 they established child support of 321 a month for his oldest daughter. Well in 2007 he had a little boy with his soon to be ex-wife and she put in paperwork to establish child support from him.

She called him the day before the court date and said they had to cancel it not to go they were gonna mail him a new date. He bought it and never showed up and she did! So he got screwed... They set his child support at 280 a month and she told the courts he only paid 153.00 a month for his oldest daughter which is only half! And to top if off they threw 3,000 dollars in back child support on because his soon to be ex-wife said he didn't take care of his son or see him at all.... BIG LIE! So once I got in the picture and realized what was going on I asked him why he never filed a modification and he said they told him he couldn't!

Yeah right were filing one we now have a daughter together that he needs to support also. His child support has been set so high he has 8,500 in back child support on one and 5,500 on the other. We got his child support with his daughter lowered he's just having to pay on his back child support however his wife she keeps having kid after kid after with different fathers just so she can get child support from all of them. She has twins a boy and a girl before her and my boyfriends child together. I was wondering if when they go for there mediation for the child support will they calculate in her twins as a child credit since she had them prior to my boyfriend and her having there son together.

My sister went to court here in Maricopa County (Arizona) and they wouldn't let my sister use her oldest as a child credit because she was my sisters responsibility before they had there son together. I kinda wanna know what were in for and what court will kinda look like for us!




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by: Anonymous

Well on the upside, u can get retro payback from the month after she got served for a modification, so if it takes a year to get to it, she will eventualy have to pay every penny back., best thing to do if she is a jobless money sucking grinch using the system when u go in on that day for the child support, make sure u have no job and have unemployment letter to prove it, and get ur child support where it needs to be first off, but get ur parenting time established at 50 50 , court won't have a problem doing that unless u have abusive issues etc. Its sad us dads have to do such things to survive but when u have a system that is the biggest scam, lazy, could care less about what the situation is, gota do what u gota do. In my case it just worked out like this, but if any of u guys need help I know a cheap and good lawyer and I can answer most questions u have and get you help, email me Nick@DjAdidas.com

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Most child support is alimony in disquise
by: Anonymous

Sorry to say that is the way the child support system works. Serial payers pay a higher percentage than if they would of had all the children with one mother. However a mom can go and rake in full child support awards(which is usually more than actually is needed)...SUCKS!!


My husband has been going through the same situation you are. They always set it higher than what he actually makes, and therefore each check he falls into arrears. He asks child support office for a modification but it takes months to years in our case to be heard!! But yet a woman can go in and ask to increase Child support and she WILL be in within two months!!

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