If you are looking for a logical choice to support you and your family the restaurant industry is probably a bad choice. The number of drawbacks are so many and so severe the only reason to cook for a living is if you are so passionate about it you couldn't do anything else. The hours are long, the pay is low, the benefits are non existent. You will work on nights, weekends, and holidays when everyone else is enjoying themselves. The work is physically difficult, repetitive, tedious and can be debilitating. All experienced chefs have back pain, foot pain, or repetitive motion injuries. You will burn, cut, and scar yourself.
However, if cooking and creating food is your passion, and the idea of cooking and serving food to people really gets your rocks off being a chef is awesome. If the idea that you made someone happy, even for a short time with the work of your hands is inspiring to you the industry might be for you. You will almost never have "another day at the office." Every day is different and challenging in its own way.
Do you spend your free time trying to cook things that excite you? Do you try to seek out quality fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients? Do you enjoy dining out and trying to find the best restaurants in your area from inexpensive dives to temples of haute cuisine? Do you read cookbooks and menus of restaurants online that inspire you? Do you read restaurant reviews and blogs and try to keep up with the local and national and global food scenes? If you can answer yes to almost all of these questions maybe you should consider it.
Just my two cents. Take with a grain of fleur de sel.
Edit - just saw you have a corrado. Clearly you have a history of making bad decisions. Go for it!!