Q: Child support was never taken out of my pay. My ex will confirm it has been paid. How do I prove that to the court?
My children are now both over 19 years old. Per Indiana law they are emancipated from child support. It was never set up to take child support out of my paycheck / wages. However I made all payments and my ex-wife will confirm that I have. What document(s) do I need to provide for the court as proof?
A: How did you pay her? If you paid with anything other than cash (e.g. checks, money orders, electronic payments) then the best thing to do is simply produce that documentation (cleared checks, money order receipts, etc.). If you paid by cash, then any receipts you received from the mother will help. If you paid by cash and have no receipts, that will be tough. You might be able to show that the money was regularly taken out of your bank account, or you can have the mother testify to the amounts received, but that may have less weight with the court. You should consider speaking with a family law attorney to discuss your case in more detail.
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