While the previous Expert's reply might not have been as personal as you would like, it is entirely correct and I would recommend clicking "Accept" on his answer.
The child support calculators are what the court uses in determining what amount is required.
It was more my fault why your answer was generic - I would like to expand...I tried to edit my initial question but I couldn't. I apoligize for not just replying to you - this is my first time on here and honestly, I don't have an 'extra' $28 for an answer that I already had found online. Let me explain more why I wasn't satisfied (again - I just didn't give enough details, I believe).
We have two 20 year olds (one will be 21 this month) and a 16 year old. Our daughter (20) has a 4 year old son. Living situation:
Ex-Husband (in Mississippi) - has our 16 year old
Ex-Wife (in Missouri) - has the 20 year old and her 4 year old son
Our son that is almost 21 has been on his own for the most part - up until a couple of weeks ago, he would spend about 15% of his time at my home (staying with friends/boss's homes the rest of the time). Now he just comes to eat probably 40% of the time. I pay his truck insurance ($175/month) and his phone bill ($75/month).
I have agreed to send him $100/month toward our 16 year olds' auto insurance (which they have USAA - so it is cheaper than anything I could get for him); and I have agreed to pay 1/2 of his back to school clothes/supplies. When, actually - I can't afford any of it. My monthly take home is about $1550 and my basic bills (rent, utilities, cell phone for me/21 yr old son/daughter, Auto/Renters Insurance, and my car payment) total $1368. That leaves me just under $100 for everything else...food, fuel, sundries, etc.
So, with me supporting the 3 children/grandson here, I just don't see how I could be asked to pay him child support for one.
I am trying to figure out what my next step(s) should be...I obviously cannot afford to hire an attorney right now - I am considering selling plasma just to get enough to send him the money I have promised him.
My AGI last tax season was about $34,000. His AGI was around either $60,000 or $80,000 - I can't remember for certain, so to be conservative say $60,000 (I helped him with his taxes - that is how I know).
I just cannot see how I can be asked to pay child support when he has one child and I have two (not counting what I do for the 21 year old).
Technically - there is an agreement saying I am to pay child support, but it is from about 15 years ago.
We agreed that neither one would pay the other since I had two children and he had one (or vice versa - we have joint custody and the kids would switch where he would have one and I would have two...or I would have one and he would have two). He just decided about three months ago to ask for money.
Does it make a difference that our daughter is in school and I support her and her son? She gets very little support from her son's 'sperm-donor' (I think she has gotten about $200 at most this year from him).
But he has not initiated this yet - that is why I am trying to weigh my options.
I really do appreciate your help!
I haven't been paying anything up until now...I am just now giving him $100/month for his auto insurance. I hadn't been able to pay because our son's insurance caused my insurance to take out almost double the amount (because he hasn't had a vehicle for a couple of months - and just got a truck and added it to my insurance so they took two payments). Anyway - I will be up-to-date based on what I agreed to send as of the 15th of this month.
But he wants more.
no problem. Again, I really appreciate your help.
I am at work right now, it will be tomorrow morning before I will be back online. (no internet at home)
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