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Forum: Single Parenting   06-15-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 901
Posted By willowsmama
In MN the monthly amount is multiplied by 12 and...

In MN the monthly amount is multiplied by 12 and divided by 52. I would consult the local child support enforcement agency in your county for help.
Forum: Single Parenting   12-13-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By willowsmama
Judges generally don't like to allow deals like...

Judges generally don't like to allow deals like that.

And his obligation to CS doesn't stop after he has more kids- your child was born first. He doesn't get to pick and choose what kids he will...
Forum: Single Parenting   10-29-2008, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By willowsmama
you could bring it up in mediation. Or you could...

you could bring it up in mediation. Or you could smile and wave everytime you see her.

the mediation probably won't do much. smiling and waving will make you feel good and will raise her BP 20...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-24-2008, 12:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,384
Posted By willowsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by monkeysmommy...

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Originally Posted by monkeysmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12242725)
Thanks everybody for your input. We...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-13-2008, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By willowsmama
I would talk to a lawyer now. There are places...

I would talk to a lawyer now. There are places where judges do not like to terminate rights unless there is a step parent adoption in the *near* future. I would consult a lawyer before I sent him...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-12-2008, 12:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,587
Posted By willowsmama
i'm sorry that has to be hard. I'm shocked the...

i'm sorry that has to be hard. I'm shocked the DV shelter didn't tell you to deliver the police a copy of the order and tell them about your situation. Stay safe.
Forum: Single Parenting   08-11-2008, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 576
Posted By willowsmama
It sucks but the more you engage, the more he...

It sucks but the more you engage, the more he will depend on you.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-04-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By willowsmama
I'm planning on loans and praying for childcare...

I'm planning on loans and praying for childcare assistance from the county. I did have to quit homeschooling. I just continue to spread myself so thin. Healthcare programs are demanding.
Forum: Single Parenting   08-04-2008, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By willowsmama
Unless you can prove it- he'll likely get away...

Unless you can prove it- he'll likely get away with it.

I'd go for the bank records or talk to the employer.
Forum: Single Parenting   08-03-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By willowsmama
My ex rarely takes the kids. And when he does,...

My ex rarely takes the kids. And when he does, it's for 4 maybe 5 hrs. at a time.

If i had a 'free' weekend, i would work. Or break out my sewing machine and sew. Or play all my music I can't...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-29-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 730
Posted By willowsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by avantgauze...

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Originally Posted by avantgauze http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11806703)
thanks everyone for your responses! i know...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-28-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By willowsmama
Many states offer low cost mediation or look at...

Many states offer low cost mediation or look at each parties income.

I know my ex wanted to get everything settled fast for a reason. He hauled me into court, we were strongly advised( judge told...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-28-2008, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By willowsmama
IME, even with a court order you would be...

IME, even with a court order you would be ordered or strongly encouraged to go back to mediation first anyway. If he were dragging you in just to cause trouble a judge and/or mediator would call him...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-28-2008, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By willowsmama
When you say amended at any time for any reason...

When you say amended at any time for any reason is it amended at anytime for any reason provided BOTH parties agree? I wouldn't agree if it said any one party could change the agreement willy nilly....
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-13-2008, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
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Views: 651
Posted By willowsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by PixieAlly...

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Originally Posted by PixieAlly http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11458575)
What are you talking about? There is...
Forum: Postpartum Depression   06-12-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 10
  bad day
Views: 651
Posted By willowsmama
I would put my children in daycare and get a job...

I would put my children in daycare and get a job before I gave them up. Wanting to be with our children all the time is normal but staying at home isn't an option for many single mothers.
Forum: Single Parenting   06-11-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
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Views: 387
Posted By willowsmama
If you don't have anywhere to go, I wouldn't...

If you don't have anywhere to go, I wouldn't leave.

I would look for daycare, a job and see what is available for Legal Aid. Are you sure you can't make your relationship work? Have you tried...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-10-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By willowsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by AmamaAgain...

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Originally Posted by AmamaAgain http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11430402)
Well I am in school. I'll be done with my...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-09-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By willowsmama
I wouldn't take out a student loan until you are...

I wouldn't take out a student loan until you are in school and using it for school.

Never ask an employer to not take out taxes. Never.

Can you do free lance work? What are your degrees in?...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-08-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By willowsmama
I would consult a very good lawyer and make my...

I would consult a very good lawyer and make my decisions form there.
Forum: Single Parenting   06-05-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By willowsmama
Quote: Originally Posted by mama41...

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Originally Posted by mama41 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/11395654)
Somewhere, where you work, is a person with...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-29-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By willowsmama
Take a deep breath. It was yours to sell....

Take a deep breath.

It was yours to sell. She's trying to bully you.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-28-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 793
Posted By willowsmama
why are you talking to her? Caller ID- if...

why are you talking to her?

Caller ID- if she calls don't answer. If you are on the phone with your ex and she gets on the line, politely hang up.

Do not engage.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-28-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By willowsmama
I'd walk. you cannot make him be a father....

I'd walk.

you cannot make him be a father. You cannot make him be involved.

I wouldn't tell his family either.
Forum: Single Parenting   05-27-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By willowsmama
It's not going to be legally enforceable. I...

It's not going to be legally enforceable. I wouldn't chance that with regards to my child or child support.
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