Leah Calvert Explains Her Side of the Child Support Situation with Corey Simms


Leah Calvert and Corey Simms of ‘Teen Mom 2’ have been feuding about child support and custody of their daughters for a while now so Leah took to Facebook to explain her side of the situations:

I am admitting that I shouldn’t have been using bad language in front of my children. It was in the heat of the moment and It was a scene where you only saw certain parts of the filming! As for the child support issue, he was ordered, by the State of WV, the $1200 a month in child support. I wanted to work with him and was willing to accept $800 a month. Approximately 6 months after that he wasn’t paying his half of the medical bills, to which all of them were in my name and I was getting collection letters. I agreed to lower his payments to $200 a month so we could pay off the medical bills. This agreement lasted for a year and they never were paid. This is when we went back to court, to get the bills paid and out of collections! Also, to restore my credit.

There are still some things that don’t quite add up here. Leah doesn’t seem to have an issue with credit considering it took one phone call to get her limit raised on a card so she could buy a new washer and dryer. Also why would she allow the bills to go unpaid? Why not pay them and then take Corey to court for the half he owes? How many days per week does Corey have the girls? Leah says one day a week but Corey says Friday through Monday… These are questions that I hope get answered in upcoming episodes of the show.


  1. IMO, just like millions of other non-custodial fathers who pay child support to their ex partner, spouse, etc., Corey has an attitude of wanting to be in total control of how his support money is spent, and of how his insurance handled the wheelchair claim. It does not matter in most states, nor is it fair, for the step-parent’s income to be used to decide the amount of child support that the non-custodial parent must pay. Most often, it is the custodial parent who is with the child at least 90 percent of the time and who knows what the child needs on a day-to-day basis. The non-custodial parent has to help pay for those needs, but he/she does not get to decide what those needs are. He did not want Ali to have that, or any, wheelchair, because he is too dumb and ignorant that he refuses to listen to her doctors that the wheelchair will save her muscle strength and allow her to have energy when that energy is needed, during play, school, etc. Tiring her muscles out by forcing her to walk to the playground or by walking in the hallways of her school is totally cruel, unnecessary, and borders on child neglect. He was neglecting her need for her wheelchair.

    • Corey doesn’t force Ali to do things that she can’t do. He didn’t want Ali to get lazy and use the chair when she didn’t need to. Which is understandable. He doesn’t want her loosing the strength that she has before the inevitable. If you saw in the episode he took the girls to the zoo, he planned to use the wheelchair and it was broken so he put the girls in a stroller. He didn’t make Ali walk the whole time. I really don’t think that Corey is a stupid guy. I think he had a hard time accepting the situation but who wouldn’t? It’s a hard thing to deal with. I do think he has the girls best interest at heart always.

  2. Like so many other non-custodial parents, Corey comes across as having the attitude that as long as he provides what his girls need when they are with him, then their mother should provide for them when they are with her. However, gov’t enforced child support does not work that way, and he is refusing to listen to reason, even when Leah gave him such a big break on the previously ordered amount. If Corey really thinks that the judge will give him a financial break based on the time that his girls are with him, then I would love to be “a fly on the wall” during that proceeding. It’s highly doubtful that the judge will give him full custody, but I also am concerned with whatever meds the doctors are giving to Leah, because she is very visibly “high as a kite”, hanging on for dear life to her car door to keep herself upright.

  3. I thought that Corey and Leah did really good for a while on co parenting. That was until Money became an issue for Corey. He was lucky to have Leah agree on 200 a month. Thats not much to take care of two kids. For him to complain about that is stupid. He should want to give her more to help the girls. I think Corey and Leah need to just put their differences a side for the girls. Corey needs to stop trying to be hurtful to Leah because it affects the girls. As far as people bad mouthing Leah or Corey none of you know the full story of either side so the guardian ad litum will find that out. Neither parent is bad they are lashing out at one another and sometimes thats what happens with exes. So when posting post valid points to help them. They are young parents they doing thing trial and error. Don’t sit and bash them and say things that are mean. Explain your answer if its a valid point otherwise it just makes you look ridiculous. Some of you on here have good points. But to those that are just being down right mean thats wrong. You wouldn’t like it if someone attacked you and your life. Hopefully Corey and Leah can get back to good co-parenting in the future. I wish them both the best of luck. I know the both care about the girls but I don’t think they understand what’s best for them with the battling.

  4. So true you nailed it. I think they are both great parents. not perfect but good and also has great spouses there for those girls. but could use some improvements but like you said just need to put their differences aside and do what’s best for those girls.

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