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Old 12-05-2008, 11:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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it depends on what state you are in and your incomes.

I'm in CA and we have about a 40/60 split for custody and ex's income is over 10 times what mine is so I get substantial child support and alimony. The numbers will change as my income increases, but that won't happen for a while since I was out of the work force (only a small home biz) for 8 years.

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OK so, stbx is unemployed, on unemployment. I make 360/m gross, for now. Should I wait to file until he finds a job?

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OK so, stbx is unemployed, on unemployment. I make 360/m gross, for now. Should I wait to file until he finds a job?

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I am not attorney but in my state (California) I think you could end up paying him child support ---- so I would research it. But honestly if he is unemployed my guess is he will need your financial to care for your child 50% of the time.

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I am not attorney but in my state (California) I think you could end up paying him child support ---- so I would research it. But honestly if he is unemployed my guess is he will need your financial to care for your child 50% of the time.
right... $360.00 a month isn't enough to keep just one person going for an entire month.

So, I guess I will have to wait until he finds a job to file our custody. ugh. So frustrating! This is one of the reasons I am leaving him!
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I am not attorney but in my state (California) I think you could end up paying him child support ---- so I would research it. But honestly if he is unemployed my guess is he will need your financial to care for your child 50% of the time.
Yup, I am paying him child support because even though we have 50-50 I make more money. I would have been paying him a lot more, but I asked for his wages to be imputed since he has chosen not to work and is perfectally capable of earning as much as me if not more. He did agree to have his wages imputed, but at a lesser amount than I asked.
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Here in WI, percentage of time spent in each house is a consideration, along with income.

There is usually some child support paid by one party to another, but it's not necessarily a lot in a joint custody (called shared placement here) situation.

My partner has his daughter about 40% of the time, which is considered shared placement (anything over 25% for both parties is), and he pays around a token amount per month for CS. He'd pay much more if he didn't have shared placement, but if his ex started making a lot more money, she might end up paying him even though he has less time.

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