Originally Posted by PlumberKhan
Bad move, bro.
It only costs $5 to file a separation agreement with the county. And as far as child support goes, pay 25% - 30% of your income to her. Starting now.
Give her the car, help her get an apt...but you stay in your current house. Keep the kids as much as possible, don't just opt for weekends or weekdays.
If you willingly pay CS without a court order, stay in your house, have the kids a lot and help her get on her feet...no matter how batty she may get in court (which happens a lot...even when it begins amicably. wait until she sees you with another hot chick) you'll look like the stable one.
And NEVER pay support with cash. ALWAYS write a check.
You are seriously getting good advice here.
There's a reason stories that end in "happily ever after" never include the word "divorce".
Especially with kids.
You can end up in a good place but you had better take the proper steps to get there or I can just about guarantee you will regret it later.
So again... invest in a good divorce lawyer or invest in Vaseline.