my husbands ex owes 14,000 in back child support. My step son move in with her now does she still have to pay?
Question by confused in Texas: my husbands ex owes 14,000 in back child support. My step son move in with her now does she still have to pay?
My husbands ex walked out of both their lives 14 years ago and never paid a dime in child support until I decided to get the Texas attorney general involved when his son was 12, she owes 14 grand in back payments and now his son has started a relationship with her and has decided he wants to live with her, if he goes and lives with her will she still owe the money to my husband? I know a lot of people who believe it is the child’s money but what about all the medical and support that my husband has paid for him over the 12 years that she was absent in paying…wouldn’t that be paying him back her portion of the support? I don’t understand how everyone thinks it is owed to the child…Child support is there to help support the child and if she didn’t do that for so many years then why would it be the child’s money, to me it is owed to my husband for all the hard work he had to put in the double and sometimes triple jobs he worked to support his son while she was off getting high and doing whatever…please explain this to me!
Answer by Remember to Breathe
It’s not the childs money. Does the child take his ‘money’ and waddle to the shops to buy his own diapers? No.
I believe she would still owe the money, definately. She’s been ordered to pay it, and her son moving in 14 years later after the fact doesn’t change that. It’s also not his money, it’s your husbands, as he paid for their well being from his wage.
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