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if we have joint custody do i have to pay child support?

my ex and i have been separated since february and we agreed to do joint custody. now he wants me to pay child support and im barly able to support myself. what do i do? any one have advice? 


by r8ergrl   3 Posts
Posted on 6/3/2008 4:04 PM

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If there is a significant difference in your incomes, than you will pay. You will need to file a modification, based of the amount of time you spend with the children. You could try to do this Pro Se, but that could get complicated. You may need to hire an attorney.
by ChristinaHernandez   168 Posts
Posted on 8/12/2012 12:36 AM
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My stbx and I have 50/50 joint legal and physical custody of our son.  I make much more money as she has chosen to work part-time only.  I pay a hefty support and still have to provide for my son at my house as if there was no support monies spent.  I live in PA and the calculators they have are financial only.  I still have to pay her APL as well and it has been tough making ends meet.  PA doesn't care why you are divorcing, just that whoever makes more ends up paying more.  She has recently been held to an earning capacity, which is good in the short term, but it was calculated WAY under what she can truly make.  I will need to revisit the issue yearly.  Do seek counsel for the support issue but be wary as they like conflict.  It pays their bills.
by RDC   93 Posts
Posted on 10/24/2011 10:24 PM
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MY WIFE AND I HAVE JOINT CUSTODY AND I HAVE THE CHILDREN ABOUT 80% OF THE TIME. THE X DOESN'T PAY A THING. HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND WITH THE KIDS AND IF U HAVE THEM LESS THAN 70% OF THE TIME THEN YOU SHOULD THINK OF PAYING CHILD SUPPORT. IF IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND I WOULD PAY CHILD SUPPORT FOR THE FACT THAT  I KNOW THE CHILDREN ARE GETTING WHAT THEY NEED. JUST REMEMBER ALWAYS PUT THE CHILDREN FIRST. JOINT CUSTODY IS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS WHEN BOTH PARENTS LOVE THEIR KIDS. KIDS GO THROUGH EMOTIONALPAIN WHEN THERES A DIVORCE.
by raider   11 Posts
Posted on 8/5/2008 3:21 AM
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My husband and I have joint custody of our kids and we split the time with them about 40/60 (me getting the kids a few more nights a month).  My husband makes more money than I do and he owes me child support (even though our time with the kids is almost split in half.  Child support for PA is calculated with the time you have the children and by salary too (among other things).  You should seek an attorney, but their are state calculators for child support out there to help you figure out a basic amount, who owes who, etc.    My question to you is.....why does he want you to pay support?  I assume you make more money than him?  He if that is the case and you are pretty much splitting custody than yes you might owe him money.  Many factors come into play though so seeking a lawyer would be beneficial.
by JLK   319 Posts
Posted on 6/3/2008 6:43 PM
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