The short answer is that you are required to work at your highest capability to support yourself and your children. There are several factors which may affect this requirement. If you are not receiving help with daycare or after school care that will affect your ability to work full time. If you have a child with special needs that will affect your ability to work full time. If you need more education to work at a higher level that may affect the type of work you can do. You may need more education or training. The court will take all of these issues into consideration in making a support order.