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If you do not receive child support A&J. ♥ 1 child; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5613 posts
16th Oct '12

What type of job do you have and how do you make ends meet?
Do you everything on your own or do you have help from others?
Do you bother trying to pursue child support?
Do you share custody or visitation at all with said parent who does not pay support?

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
16th Oct '12

I will answer this because I sometimes dont get it.



When I was single, I worked.
Now that I am married, I am a SAHM
Hubs works so that is how i make ends meet
No one helps me now, but when I was single...my mom helped.
Yes, I do pursue it.
I dont care if he pays or not...he doesnt see my son. Currently he is paying. I wouldnt let him have my child overnight. Maybe for a few hours, but in 7 yrs he has made so little effort that I cut him off. Better for my son that way.

.Solange. 1 child; Montreal, 5566 posts
16th Oct '12

What type of job do you have and how do you make ends meet? I work as a commercial's translator. I work from home. I also have this crafting business on the side but most of the money I make from that is given to charity.



Do you everything on your own or do you have help from others? I do everything on my own.



Do you bother trying to pursue child support? I did at first but after seeing how complicated and stressful it became, I decided not to.



Do you share custody or visitation at all with said parent who does not pay support? No, I have full custody. He has supervised visitation rights once a week.

.Solange. 1 child; Montreal, 5566 posts
16th Oct '12

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Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
16th Oct '12

What type of job do you have and how do you make ends meet? I do medical transcription part time and random office gopher part time (Phone calls, stuffing envelopes, faxing, etc.) And I'm on food stamps and WIC.
Do you everything on your own or do you have help from others? I currently live at home with my parents while trying to pay off some bills and get back on my feet. So I get help from them right now.
Do you bother trying to pursue child support? I have cases out for both fathers of my children. One, they cannot find to serve him papers. The other has an appointment next Monday to discuss how much child support he has to pay. It's always worth bothering to pursue child support, IMO.
Do you share custody or visitation at all with said parent who does not pay support? I have full legal and physical custody of my kids simply because in my state it's granted automatically to the mother when the parents are not married, and neither father has ever bothered to spend the money to pursue otherwise.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
16th Oct '12

I'm a caregiver for people with special needs. I used to get help from my mom, grandma, and the state. Now my boyfriend supports us and I just save every dime I make.



BD is a heroin addict and not on the BC so I don't pursue child support and he hasn't seen my daughter in months.

Betty Draper 1 child; Illinois 776 posts
17th Oct '12

I work in an office job. I make about $1,500/month. BD has never paid for anything for our son but he was watching him when I'm working. But driving back and forth everyday is too much gas and driving. . I live with my parents since last December when BD kicked me out. My parents help out financially. I don'tpursure child support b/c I doubt I would get anything since BD has 2 other kids and makes less money than me per year. W/o my parents I couldn't do it at all. With my tax return I plan to pay debt and save to move out!!!

Deanasoar Due March 7 (girl); 17 kids; New Mexico 194 posts
17th Oct '12

I work in an office, and bring home $2000/ month. I do it all on my own, but right now my sister and I have a house together so that saves me some rent moeny. I'm currently looking for an apartment because I'm 5 months pregnant. I am not pursuing CS and probably never will. I don't feel like my daughter's dad would be a good influence on her, even if he wanted to see her. He hasn't seen her in a few months, but I have never denied him this privelage. He just doesn't call for her. I'm currently tying to decide if I should pursue CS on BD#2 when this baby arrives... It's a shitty situation and I haven't decided yet, but I will most likely be able to manage by myself anyways. Oh, and I don't receive benefits of any kind

Sanaa&Idris Mommy 18 kids; Pennsylvania 343 posts
17th Oct '12

I'm on Maternity leave . i am a Nursing Assistant.ive filled 3times for xhildsupport and nothing happens. and i stay with my mother . I make sure i buy for my kids before myself

Ꭶwan♥Nemo 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7416 posts
17th Oct '12

Im a Marketing Director and Social Media Specialist for my company. I also am a Pure Romance Consultant
Yes I do everything myself, no one helps me...though I wish I qualified for food stamps. :(
End are met because I pay my needs first. Sometimes theres enough for want but Nemo comes first
The baby daddy is not around, havent seen him for almost a year