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Who Foots the Bill For Babe?

Families come in all shapes and sizes — from married couples to single parents to blended families and beyond.

And, this leads to all sorts of inventive financial arrangements.

Whether it's government-ordered child support or a specific verbal agreement, money can create chaos between all those involved especially when there are dependents.

So when it comes to your babe's expenses, who whips out their wallet?

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stina829 stina829 9 years
Hmmmmmmmmmm........ I'm a single mom. I pay for everything - my household bills, and everything that my son needs (with some help here and there from my family). My son's father has decided that he refuses to pay child support until the court tells him to. We go to court in two weeks. Even then, I see myself footing the bill for most of my son's stuff, because most of the child support will probably go to daycare costs (he started at a daycare today, sniff sniff, :( )
Sophie13 Sophie13 9 years
Currently I'm a stay at home mom so hubby pays for things although we have a joint account. I'll be going back to work in two months so then we'll both share responsibility.
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
Well, since I am a stay at home mom, my husband foots the bill for everything but sometimes when I pick up a part time job, babysitting, I put the money into a bank account under our son's name. I hope that someday he will use that money for college or life.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
wow, I can't imagine having His and Hers accounts. When I have a baby it will be paid by us.
mrsjhudson mrsjhudson 9 years
we have a joint account and I have my account. baby gets taken care of outta both of them.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
The Goose and I share in all things -- so *we* pay for everything as a unit, out of our money. (We do not have separate accounts.)
Shosh Shosh 9 years
This Mommy pays 100% of child-related expenses, including private school tuition, food, diapers, clothes, etc. Daddy pays household expenses.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 9 years
I make more but we have a joint account and the kids are taken care of by both of us. His insurance coverage is best so he pays that. It works out pretty equally actually.
Shosh Shosh 9 years
This Mommy pays 100%...
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