My daughter's father and I have never had a child support
or custody order since we split 6 years ago. We were never married and always could do things just between us. He insists he gives me more than I deserve ($600 per month) and sees his daughter every other weekend, nothing more. He doesn't call during the 2 week period. He makes approximately $50,000 (though I've never seen pay stubs). I am a full time student and work part time in retail. I also get a subsidy for my daughters after school care, so I don't have to pay anything. When discussing the future and child support, he told me he won't give me anymore money, so if I feel I need more I should take him to court and he'll file for custody, which he "can swing these days" (his words, not mine). Does anyone know how to figure out approximate child support payments. Once I graduate, I know we'll have to go to court because I won't be able to pay the entire amount of after school care, which is $440 per month.
Also, within the next 5 years or so, I'd like to be married to my boyfriend and move closer to NY, where he my daughter's father is also originally from. What are the guidelines with moving. It's about 140 miles from where we live to NY. At one time, he lived in PA while I still lived in NY and he still saw her every other weekend without problems. This would be the same situation, just reversed. Any insight on this?
I live in PA, as does my daughter's father.
Thanks so much!