Instead of getting up and heading to work as I would usually do on a Friday, I headed to the courthouse downtown. The ex (who just started paying child support within the past few months), feels that he's being ripped off, and paying way too much. My boyfriend also has 2 children, and pays double the amount that my ex pays, just to put all of this into perspective for you. Somehow, Al, (the ex) is under the impression that he is exempt from supporting his children, and that it's okay to drag me down to court numerous times, until he gets his way.
In the almost 2 years that we have been apart; he was laid off from his job of 7 years (the company has since called everyone except him back to work, go figure), he found another job after about 8 months, which he was fired from for excessive tardiness, and he now works at Dollar General making about $6 an hour. Now, I know the bastard well enough to know that until my children turn 18 and he is no longer "responsible" for paying child support, he will work making peanuts, to avoid his financial responsibilities. He is the definition of a LOSER! And the sad thing is, that child support and parenting time are 2 separate issues. Doesn't matter if he pays or not, he still has his time with the children. That's a shame, if you ask me. If a father doesn't want to own up and help support his children....why should he get to see them????? Does that make any sense?
Here I was under the impression that our divorce was done and over with...what was I thinking? I knew it could never be that easy with him. Things were going way too smooth. When I got the first child support check about 2 months ago, I knew I was in for something.....
So here we are! Still battling 2 years later. Doesn't make sense to me but, oh well. Things could be worse...I could still be married to the ding dong! LOL
Bye for now! =)