My question involves child support in the State of: Washington
I just got married in the middle of last year, and my new husband is in arrears for child support. He was served right before our wedding, the child is 4 years old, and has yet to get a paternity test for a "one night stand" that he has never seen. Washington state is a community property state, and I still have yet to understand what that really means. They are garnishing his wages, taking over 50% of what he makes, and are also taking out an additional $150 a month for medical insurance. We can no longer pay bills on what we are currently making, and both of us work full-time. Is there anything that can be done to lower the amount that is getting taken out, or is this California's punishment? I can't afford a lawyer, and he can't afford the gas it takes to even get to work. Our situation is spiraling out of control. Please help.