Need some financial advice.
Advice, and explanations please. If you leave advice, please explain why you are suggesting the course of action you are.
My husband had some very bad luck with an employment opportunity recently. He left his job for a better job, and the better job fell through.
He's been unemployed for about 2 months now, and has been diligently looking for work.
I've been paying his child support. He hasn't asked, I've just been doing it. I don't want BM to have to do without if I can help it, and I don't want CSS to start hounding us and add to our stress.
But it's hard! It's not a huge amount of money, but it's the equivalent of paying another car payment when I can't afford another car!
I've refinanced my one car and done some creative consolitation to try and help, but I'm not saving any money at all.
This is month 3, that I'm paying for child support, and I thought about cutting it off after this month. I've given a 90 day grace period.
I'm torn. If he still can't find work... should I try to keep paying it, or should I stop taking care of his responsibilities.
I should also add that I'm also paying for travel when SS has visitation. Airfare for DHs portion of the CO. All in all it's about $1500-2000 per trip.
I place a higher priority on visitation than on BM getting more money. (There's a working StepDad in the picture as well). If I pick one over the other, it'll be visitation expenses.