What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Pennsylvania
my boyfriend is the father of my two kids and he has a daughter by someone else.
Says who? is he on the lease, utilities or any other bill?
we live in the same household. He's suppose to pay half of all bills.
His other babymama took him to court for child support and when he was working they were taking 200+ out of each check.
The word is "arrears". And apparently he couldn't prove that he ever gave his daughter's mother any support.
He said they were taking "rears" because the mother of the daughter said he has never gave her any money (which is not true).
There is a court order for him to pay that amount. The court order would need changed for the state not to expect him to pay that amount.
so my boyfriend gets laid off and is collecting unemployment. the state is still taking this 200+ out of each check.
Well you have expensive rent then. You are living above your means. You can find a house for rent cheaper than $1100 a month.
Based on what?
we were suppose to pay 550 a piece.
Okay.If he is not working, why are the children going to daycare? Maybe daddy should watch them. That would save you money right there. At least a hundred or so a week.
well he gives me 250 out of one check and 200 out of the next. rent is due in between him getting his check So I have to cover rent, water, gas, daycare for two and their expenses, i.e pampers, food, gas getting them to daycare.
Then break up with your boyfriend, sue him for support and when the lease is supposed to be renewed MOVE.
I make good money but I am living paycheck to paycheck and my kids are going without and my boyfriend isn't trying to get a job.
Time to learn to budget. How old are the children?
I tell him the kids need shoes he says "I don't have no new shoes"
YOu can get a second job if you want to continue living where you are and continue living above your means alone. Or you can downsize to someplace that is more affordable that YOU YOURSELF can afford.
Meanwhile his other babymother who doesn't take care of the child properly is collecting money each check. I don't think its right that my kids have to go without. Is there anything I could do?
It is possibility.
My boyfriend said he asked for a reduction and they said he couldn't do that for a year, is that true?
It is called being an adult. YOU participated in making the children. You can only control yourself. You can break up with your boyfriend, sue for child support and downsize your budget. Move to a cheaper place. Economize. Buy clothes second hand.
All bills and responsibility have fallen on me and I have two kids to provide for, I didn't make them myself.
Parents should remember 3 things: Love your kids more than you hate your ex; when you have children the relationship with the other parent is until death; your children determine what type of nursing home you end up in.
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