Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Child Support?

“I’m moving to Dublin,” my daughter announced when she walked in the door. For six months! She intends to leave in two months and come back just in time for school in the fall. She has also managed to get her father to pay support while she is in school.

“How did you manage to get your dad to agree to give you money?” Sometimes my curiousity gets the better of me. I can just imagine this conversation:

“I am legally obligated to pay child support if you are going back to school. If only I knew how much your mother was making…”

“How much were you thinking of?”

“I know I’m obligated. If I just knew how much your mother was making…”

“So just give me the money.”

“If I only knew what your mother is making”

“I could use about a $100 every other week for groceries and stuff”

He’s agreed to give her money on a weekly basis while at school and it doesn’t involve me this time. I found last night I was very worried about his questions, though. Because he has used child support as a weapon in the past, it is easy to think he will once again try to use finances to get at me. Ridiculous, I know but I had a bit of a bad night last night as a result.

Good thing the wind quit and I could go dancing. And David even played some of my favourite Kevin Johanssen music!