Florida-My husband and I have been together for 8 years we have a 7 & 3 year old. When I first met my husband I became preganant and so did his ex girlfriend. In 1998 i recieved court ordered support for $40.00 week. My husband and I were seperated at the time. We have long been back together since 1998. Last Year 2003 my husband fought for custody for his son who is also 7. We paid at least $10,000 we had to fire him because we couldnt afford it any more, we also lost the custody case beacuse of no representation. Now the judge has ordered him to pay a large amount of support which we can not afford. She refused to go by the financial affidavit we filled out but by his 2002 tax return. He worked alot more hours and made more money then. Anyway she also did not include the fact that he is supporting 2 other children. With the amount of support she ordered half of his income goes to the other parent. We can no longer afford our bills our mortgage is 2 months behind. Do my children have any rights. Is there a law that protects them and gives them support? Does every married person have to file for court ordered support should something like this happen in there future? Please help me. If you have any knowledge or links that could help I would greatly apppreciate it.