Q: My fiancé and I have 2 year old twin boys that are staying with a family friend while we fight with DHR to get custody
The family That has them always said that they were fine financially I did not need any money from us. But now after 10 months the DHR’s Lawyer Is Requesting for us to pay child support..We don’t have a problem paying, but I don’t understand how they can ask for back pay all the 10 months that they’ve had them..I guess my question is will we Get in any trouble if we only pay the monthly payments from here on out? Like if our payments are $300 a month, but we owe back pay of $3000, can we just pay the minimum of 300$ a month from here on without issues?
A: Hello. Yes, other people are feeding, housing, and clothing your children. You are still financially responsible and they can obtain child support from you and the father.
You can pay the minimum amount, but the interest will accumulate and you will owe much more than $3,000.00. Don't pay your arrears at your own peril. Thank you for your question.
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