Q: Child Support in Georgia question is in the more information area below. Thank you
My ex husband and I have joint custody. Our daughter 16 (he adopted her at 2), hasn't had contact for 2 1/2 years. He hasn't payed child support at all. She was being treated very badly, and starting having issues, even had to have counseling..I tried to communicate and discuss it but instead of being an adult he chose to stop seeing her and stop paying child support. Since then I have struggled paying the bills, so we have been slowly transitioning for past 3 months moving in with my parents. She has already began to stay there through the week when she has school, I will soon be there with her full time. My question is that my daughter of course wants to have our own place and keeps asking about her dad paying child support? But she doesn't want to be a part of his life, she said he abandoned me. How should I handle this situation , and also could he try to say that she isn't living with me fulltime at the moment, try to get her/ use it as a defense. Thank you for your time , KP
A: If the ex-husband was ordered to pay child support and is not, then file a motion for contempt to enforce the order.
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