When I called out for your story ideas, we had two divorce questions. They were very different but I think both very good questions. So I’m going to package them both together and you can respond to either or both.
Here is questions No. 1:
July 2nd, 2010, 1:26 pm
Question for the divorced moms…I am a newly divorced mom. Have been granted child support by the courts since Jan. 2010. Have only gotten the full amount 1 time but $100 here $200 there to leave him behind. I am facing a huge financial mess b/c of this…any tips on taking him back to court for the money? Everytime I bring it up he says”you put a price tag on our children”…”They are just money makers to you” and things like that…I really want for my sake and the girls that we be civil but I HAVE to have the help!!!”
Question No. 2:
July 14th, 2010
My husband has threatened me with divorce (in 7 years when my daughter turns 18) every time I disagree or have a different opinion on just about anything……yes he has a bad temper. I’ve been told to keep a separate savings account but it’s hard because when I tried that he found out and was so made and threatened to split the bills with me and of course divorce. But he didn’t know that the separate account was for the future divorce he had planned. I’m 47 now I usually end up forgiving and forgetting when things are fine again but now I’m really starting to wonder what the hell I’m I going to do in 7 years when my youngest turns 18 and I’m older. I need to start doing something financially before that time comes! Does anyone have any recommendations?”
OK folks let’s help these people out! Catlady gave a really thoughtful response to the first question the other day. So I am going to post that as the first response.
(MJG – I’ve got your question scheduled for later today.)