Q: I’m supposed to pay child support to my ex husband for our 14yr old daughter because she wanted to live with him.
I had sole custody of our daughter for the past 12 years. right before her 12th birthday in July, 2017. Dad and I divorced before she was 3 and he was gone. He tried a few times when she was 6-8 maybe but he had some other kids and all so it faded out. When she was 10 he met his now wife and has been in her life pretty much since then. Fast forward to 2015 I Met my now husband, who Aliyah loved so much she took him to all the father daughter functions....5 months we’re engaged & a year in I’m pregnant! Her dad had been married and had 4 other daughters with 2 other women at the time. So Aliyah was okay with 1 more she claimed. Christmas 2016 I was served with papers & 3 days to prepare. He played dirty in court lost first round & Aliyah started acting out at school & home. Making comments like “y’all are waisting your money, I’ll say whatever I have to, to live with daddy” She’s lived with her Dad, stepmom, & more since April 19th, 2017. Im to pay him child support now, seriously SC?
A: I'm sorry to hear you are going through this. You are asking a question about a specific case that we are not familiar with. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and provide you with direction and options. If you have been court ordered to pay child support, then you will have to pay it, if that is your question. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
A: If a child doesn't live with you, yes, you have to pay child support to support your child. Consult with an attorney about your options.
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