I happen to be in a down time and could use the support of a brotherhood that has been with me for 6 years...
I happen to be in a situation in which I just had my girlfriend breakup with me. We have a child together who is almost 2 years old. I am now concerned about child custody and child support. I am pretty sure since we are on good terms that we will be able to agree to joint custodity. I know that these things vary from state to state, but I my major concern is her taking all of my paycheck. Right now she is shared between our households 3-4 days per week per person and this will probably continue until my little girl goes to school. My major concerns are:
1) Who will get right to full custody once school begins and she has to go home 5 days a week after school.
2) I will be graduating into a field where I could be potentially making 80K in a year and a half, whereas now I am making 3400/year. I don't want her to be able to take away years of hard work and school loans with a single call to her lawyer.
3) Where do I go from here? Are there any other people who have gone through this shit that wish they did something differently or wish they had someone guide them through all of this?
Thanks to all of you guys out there. This is a tough time for me right now, and I appreciate the help that you guys can give.