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Hello everyone. I'm new here. Here's my situation. Any advice would be great...
I have never gone to court or had anything legally written up about my parental situation. I physically have my 8 year old daughter 3-4 nights a week. So her mom and I split time about half and half. I have now asked her mom to go to a mediator with me to have things legally written up. She refuses to go and says she just wants to write things out ourselves.
She wants a legal 60/40 split in her favor. Is there such a thing? Can you just make up any kind of split you want? She refuses to have it be legally written as 50/50 even though I have our daughter half the time. Is this an important difference (50/50 vs. 60/40)?
Also, I pay for healthcare and pay $500 a month child support. These have not been ordered by a court, I just do it. We were never married either. I am now getting married in a couple of months to someone else and want everything to be legal and set. I make about $30,000 a year and my ex lives on student loans and family support. She's a full-time student. Is what i'm paying fair? Is 60/40 custody good enough? Or do I need to fight for 50/50?
Also, after I'm married in December, will my wife's income and assets come into play as far as child support goes? Or is she left out completely?