I asked this in thebump, but I just love talking to you ladies so if anybody has any advice let me know. We are breaking up and I will have our one year old son. He has a daughter from a previous relationship that he pays $600/month for. He makes 2500-3000 per month depending on his commission check. The $600 he already pays for his daughter is a strain on him so I dont want to burden him by asking for a lot but I really need his help. I was going to ask him to just give me 350/month but that will only cover half our sons daycare cost, which leaves me with the burden of paying for all our sons other living expenses on my own. I doubt that I would get much more if I file for child support since he already pays $600 for his other child. Im also afraid that if I ask for too much child support that he will try to just take physical custody of our son instead of having to pay too much in child support. I dont know what U should do. I'm not trying to "take him for all he has" I dont want any more that what I need to really care for our son. Does anybody have any advice or experience with child support. Also, I know the laws vary from state to state, Im in GA if that matters at all.