Q: Should my child’s father have to pay child support if he’s traveling to see him?
My child is going to be 2 soon and I recently moved to another state 6 months ago.. my child’s father didn’t bother to visit for a whole 6 months until this past weekend and I decided to bring up child support. I felt it was fair I’m living alone and pay all the bills for my toddler, if he’s going to start visiting he should pay child support. He told me that he isn’t going to pay unless I’m also driving my son 8 hours to see him just as often as he visits. He said if we were to go to court they would just deduct all the money for traveling expenses anyways.. he claims he already knows because he has lawyer friends. Then he told me that if he has to pay child support then he’s going for 50/50 custody. How likely is any of this to happen? He’s not on the birth certificate, has never paid child support, and went 6 months without even seeing him.. I feel at a loss of words he doesn’t want to help out. We’re both 20 so I get he’s young and doesn’t make THAT much but I’m over here doing it.
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