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Good afternoon. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. Yes, you can certainly object to it and show the Judge that she needs to make a good faith effort to find work, even though it may not be something she ideally wants to do. As you shared, her current situation is a result of HER fault, not anyone elses, so you should not have to incur the cost an pay for her mistakes, since she needs more money for support. Now, it is important to realize that child support is based upon the needs of the child, so you want to find out what those needs are when she has the child, to make sure she is not taking advantage of you and if things are needed, you can pay them on your own. Of course, her conviction will limit her ability, so you need to find out exactly how much and what for, she needs additional support, since custody is shared.
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