When your child takes off and the other parent now wants support

Deke - posted on 09/07/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I know I'm not a mom here but I did what I had to do for almost 6 to 8 years. I had to raise my kids with out their mom for several years. she never bought them anything for birthdays Christmas or any holidays. Theirs even more to this then what I'm saying. I believe 2009 I went to child support because the mother is working and she promised the kids to take them shopping and busted the bubble on this and it didn't happen so I did the child support thing and was scared doing it. So it went through and I was getting support for 2 kids we have together. Now the kids are turning into teens. My daughter just turned 16 and my son is 17 and will be 18 in January. In july of this year my son and his friend was here and my sons friend keeps going in the back room and I asked him does he keep going back their and everything blow up and I told my son I don't want drugs in my house and they both got mad and my son said I am out of here. Hes called me a few times claiming he is coming home but don't. Now I get a letter from child support that the mother wants support because she claims he is staying their and I know is isn't. She is still paying support till her next court date but she never claimed he was staying their when we went to court the last time. Now its all about the mom getting money from me because child support says I make more and my 16 year old is not happy with this. He will 18 in 4 months and he won't talk to me I have sent him e-mails and everything so it looks like I am going to have to pay his mom support when I have a daughter here also. I feel its not fare and need to know what to do.

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Francine956 - posted on 09/07/2012

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Sounds like you have two choices: just pay her for the next four months to get it over with or if you are sure your son is not there then let her take you to court I'd she really wants the money, it would probably cost more to go to court for only 9 months of support if she can prove he was living there. This is a tough situation I will be praying for all of you.

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