I’m a noncustodial parent and I pay child support for my daughter but I can’t afford the whole payment so I pay about half (not including arrears) and between the two jobs I have that takes almost all of my time in the week they don’t pay enough to support them and myself. The bigger problem is that whether I’m asked to watch her on an off day or it’s my regular time to have my daughter who often comes to work with me her mother is severely late to the drop off and/or pick up which makes me late waiting for her 30-90 minutes and since I take the train to get her and have to wait for them 40 minutes to run then another 30-40 minutes in transit time I am later and I’ve been reprimanded for lateness or not even showing up. It’s one thing when I have off and have a planned thing with my daughter for her mother to treat my time as nothing but it’s another when it’s my jobs that i need so I can pay child support, she doesn’t work and just collect welfare and isn’t in a predicament that puts her in jail like it is for me if I can’t pay because the courts don’t care about that they just want me to pay. I’m feeling that dropping my parenting time so I can keep a job is best, is that best?
If you drop your time, it may be hard to ever get that time back again. You will still be on the hook for child support.
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