Patty - posted on 10/03/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi all! I have a bit of a dilemma. My 16 year old step daughter who my husband had sole custody of since she was 2 years old ran away to live with her drug addict of a mother. (the mother lost her and her other kids to CAS) so my husband obviously got custody of her, and the daughter never saw her mom again until she was 12, and from then on, only on alternate weekends. The biological mother is on welfare, and only wanted her once she turned 15 and became 'self sufficient and brings in more money for her". Long story short, she ran away and refuses to talk to her father, she is so full of hatred towards her dad. She is DEMANDING her clothes back, and of course we won't think she should get her clothes, as 1) we paid for it with NO CHILD SUPPORT from the mother for 16 years 2) she is threatening her dad saying she wants her clothes the easy way. Is she ENTITLED to her clothes? My fear is once we give her clothes back, that;s telling the "welfare system" that we are okay with not having custody of her and would be on the hook for paying child support for her, when the biological mother never never gave my husband a penny for anything......And I don't like her threatening us anyways.