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post #166 of 235
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Originally Posted by longskate88 View Post
So without getting too personal, are we talking 5%, 15%, 35%...basically is it a very large burden that affects your quality of life, or is it just another bill. I see 17% being thrown around in this thread I'm really curious, thanks for the help

In CA, its based on a formula. Some of the things they consider are visitation rights, income, financial situation. CA courts do not like when you or the child go on welfare.
post #167 of 235
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Originally Posted by longskate88 View Post
So without getting too personal, are we talking 5%, 15%, 35%...basically is it a very large burden that affects your quality of life, or is it just another bill. I see 17% being thrown around in this thread I'm really curious, thanks for the help

It depends on the state and how many kids you got. I used 17% 'cause it's about what I would expect you to pay for one kid---15-20%, generally speaking I think it's after-tax income that's used to calculate the numbers. They'll also tack on extras like health insurance or school expenses. Some states use simple formulas, others are very complex. Most if not all allow the judge a bit of discretion based on the circumstances and most if not all will go by your ability to earn, rather than your actual earnings, if you voluntarily reduce your income.

And once child support becomes due each month, you can never, ever get out of paying it.
post #168 of 235
A friend of mine pays something like $1,500/month to his ex-wife for child support. I don't know anything about how that number was arrived at: formulas, state laws, judge's discretion, etc.
post #169 of 235
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A friend of mine pays something like $1,500/month to his ex-wife for child support. I don't know anything about how that number was arrived at: formulas, state laws, judge's discretion, etc.

Any idea what % of his income that was?
post #170 of 235
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Originally Posted by longskate88 View Post
Any idea what % of his income that was?

Nope.
post #171 of 235
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Originally Posted by longskate88 View Post
So without getting too personal, are we talking 5%, 15%, 35%...basically is it a very large burden that affects your quality of life, or is it just another bill. I see 17% being thrown around in this thread I'm really curious, thanks for the help

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Any idea what % of his income that was?

Support for one child in my state is roughly 18% of NET income.
post #172 of 235
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
Support for one child in my state is roughly 18% of NET income.

That is fucking brutal. On a related note, I watched Kramer and Kramer the other day. Meryl Streep was really hot in that movie.
post #173 of 235
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Meryl Streep was really hot in that movie.
She looked great at the Oscar's last night. Too bad she didn't win, again.
post #174 of 235
I read a story once about some guys wife cheating, then starting a divorce, accused him of battery, got custody of his two kids + child support, and moved in with the guy she cheated with. She then upped and left and the guy she cheated with got custody of the kids somehow. The husband had to pay the man who cuckolded him child support to raise his kids.

I dont know how to find the original story, but it would get just about fired up.
post #175 of 235
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
Support for one child in my state is roughly 18% of NET income.

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That is fucking brutal...

Um, it is my child I am supporting.
I don't think "brutal" is an appropriate description.

In addition to that, I pay half of her medical bills, orthodontist bills, money for school stuff, etc. I also slip her some cash almost every time she is over.

Just because her mother and I are no longer married doesn't relieve me of the cost of fathering a child. If a guy doesn't want to (literally) pay the price of fatherhood, he'd best keep his penor in his pants.
post #176 of 235
^^ I agree. I don't think 18% of net is all that unreasonable for helping to support a child. Being divorced shouldn't make parenting cheaper for one of the parents.
post #177 of 235
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post
I read a story once about some guys wife cheating, then starting a divorce, accused him of battery, got custody of his two kids + child support, and moved in with the guy she cheated with. She then upped and left and the guy she cheated with got custody of the kids somehow. The husband had to pay the man who cuckolded him child support to raise his kids.

I dont know how to find the original story, but it would get just about fired up.

I think that would be very diffcult to do. But if its true its truly f*cked up.
post #178 of 235
States have different formulas regarding child support. Regardless of where you live you should be able to find your state's formula on-line.

My state has a statutory amount it costs to raise a child per month. Since each parent is responsible for supporting the child they share this cost based on the percentage that each parent makes in income. So, if my ex-wife makes 50% of our total combined income we each are responsible for half. In reality I make at least twice as much as she does and therefore pay most of the statutory amount.

Like Dakota Rube I don't find this onerous. My father, in the 1970s, never paid a dime of child support and we struggled. I could never do that to my kid.
post #179 of 235
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Originally Posted by Mr T View Post
I could never do that to my kid.

The world would be such a better place were there more people with this ^ attitude.
post #180 of 235
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
Ever heard of Boom Boom Becker?

You mean, have I heard that he initially made up a ridiculous story about a woman transferring semen from her mouth to her vagina and getting pregnant, then admitted he'd fucked her?

Yeah.
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