I am a stay at home mom and he is the only income in the house so he pays all the bills already. We are just going through our divorce now and I want to finalize it but I also do not want to penalize him more for support. We have a mutual understanding and a friendly relationship now and that would put lots of stress on him.
If you are living together, there is arguably no need for either parent to pay child support because the chikd is receiving the benefits of the parental support anyway. Cohabitation is an acceptable reason to suspend child support obligation even post-judgment.
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You must remember that child support is the right of the child not the parent. If the both of you cannot come to an agreement on the support amount the court can order someone to pay support no matter if they are still living under the same roof or not. A judge can also order that no support is needed while living under the same roof and order that in the event you no longer live under the same roof you will have to notify the court and child support would begin at that point.
You need to go see an attorney for a free consultation so that the attorney can ask you questions about the finances of the family and give advice as to whether support should be paid in your case.
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