title pretty much covers my question! my husband and I split about 2 weeks ago and he is curently working at a job where he brings home about 350/week. he will get a raise soon he says and housing is included in this job but he is choosing to stay with his parents and pay them 50/week for rent and this includes food and everything. I am currently only working 1 day a week and get about
100$/week. I will get back to a 45 hour work week in 2 months (i'm a gardener) and make a good paycheck but not enough to cover my current rent and all utilities. He is agreed to pay for my car and insurance (comes to 300$/month) and says that's all he can afford and all he can send. This doesnt seem right to me though. I mean it does help but is that really all he should be paying for his kids a month?? His big argument is "this is what I wanted" meaning the seperation and I think he is trying to show me I cant make it on my own and will be begging him to come back!
so what is the general CS payment? he said 25% of your income but I think he just pulled that one out of thin air :/
I should add I have tried to find another job for myself until April but have not had any luck. I have 2 small kids who would need daycare and that is expensive! I cant find a temp job that would make it worth it. My plan is to get the tax return back ASAP and use that to cover back rent and then some and pay up on the bills and then some to get me through until my job starts back up. but now the ex says he wants some of the money to buy things he NEEDS. The bills we owe are his too, he was living here when we couldnt pay rent and bills and I feel that if he cant afford CS that this money should all come to me and the kids, am I right in thinking this???