How does a decent promotion at work translate into $10/hr? What is your wife's income?
BartSimpson wrote:How do you intend to foster the relationship between the 16 year old and the mother, so as to not allow this immaturity to impact their adult-child and parent relationship?
BartSimpson wrote:Your assets are as simple as dividing by two. If you have the ability to finance the home, pay off your share of debt, and make the mother whole on the day the divorce is final, you're good.
However, I don't see you having that luxury. My math says that after you're done paying legal fees to enforce some child's choice, you will be more than broke. Hence my question - you're the parent, therapy is not the answer to everything, your child needs to have a meaningful relationship with both parents - your biggest job right now, to preserve your wealth, is to rein in your recalcitrant child.
What sort of parenting plan would you offer - how often will the child see the mother?
Divide all the assets and the debt by two. My back of the napkin calculations says you're broke - $30k in assets, $20k in debt and half a car. That $10k left over will pay $5k in legal fees for a civil divorce with custody. You've got $5k for your down payment. Oh, then there's alimony and child support.
Looks like you're selling the home to me. What am I missing?
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