My wife and I had financial problems. She began to receive garnishments from her paycheck. We agreed to start looking for another place to live because we could no longer afford to be in the townhouse that we lived in. I found a house and she agreed to it. My father and his team fixed up the house (painting, grass mowed, etc.) To save money, my job allowed me to work from home when I moved to the new house. Upon moving, my wife decided that she was not going to move. By that time it was too late for me to cancel my assignment for work at home. Stayed at the townhouse that we couldn't afford. She kept our children. Upon the fifth month of me living in the house, she stayed in the townhouse for an additional two months. She did not pay rent. The rent was in my name. The SUV that I co-signed for her was repossessed and then she went and got another vehicle. She then went to child support services and now I pay 1174 in child support. She is now telling me that if I don't sign a document stating that I accept all financial responsibility for any debt incurred since we've been separated she will go for alimony and an increase in child support. I only make 18.17 an hour. I also have joint legal custody and see the kids every other weekend. I pay for the insurance for children and I can no longer afford to pay rent anywhere. I now live with my parents who want to downsize but cant because they are supporting me. Is there anything I can do legally to make sure my children are supported and allows me to have enough to pay rent?
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