My boyfriend filed divorce from his wife last year, they will be separated 2 years by Oct 2013. They've been married 17 years and have no children together. Our child was born last Oct and he has been paying spousal support since Dec 2011. She denied his petition for divorce that the marriage is not broken. Ever since our baby has been born we have been surviving the best we can to get by. I had to apply for public assistance and have been trying to get a second job to support our baby. He does not bring home enough to support our child. His wife ran up a credit card and left him to pay for it, plus he has to pay for his vehicle that he co owns with her. That loan payment costs a whole paycheck of his. It's not right my child can only get financial support from one parent. What can I do?
Divorce is the process of formally ending a marriage. Divorces may be jointly agreed upon, resolved by negotiation, or decided in court.
Child support is a payment made from one parent to another parent (usually from non-custodial to custodial), to help ensure the child's financial needs are met.