Tricks Dad’s play when it’s time to go to court for Child Support-Please tell me

Denise - posted on 02/09/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Well I finally filed on my daughters father for child support/educational expense. My daughter is 17 and off to college in couple of months and I can’t do the tomfoolery anymore. I was advised to wait until I got my ducks in order to file and even though it took some time it’s done. So my question is what is it like facing off with your ex in court? I’m in NY and we have an almost half situation but I have her more and I am the primary parent. I wasn’t dealing with a total deadbeat just one of those types who refused to give his daughter or me anymore than what he was giving which was only half of the tuition at her private school and I was told that tuition wasn’t child support. He paid when he wanted to pay which was always late hence “kick out of school letters, no report card etc..” I buy all the clothes, extra curricular, and a laundry list of other things. Now his youngest daughter from someone else who is 4 is in private school too and he’s with her mother-I hear her tuition is paid on time. For example tuition was due back in June for my daughter last year and it’s still isn’t paid. But his youngest daughter’s tuition is. What in the world? What’s the difference in daughter’s education? Price? Anyhoo-I am so happy that going forward I can finally get this on paper in Black and White for my daughter and I won’t have to deal with the BS “that much” anymore. Ladies any of you have some stories of what the father’s try to come up with in court so they won’t have to pay child support-or pay less? What are some of the lies they tell? Any incidents, shenanigans? Anyone has a story similar to mine? Anyone out there took their child’s father thinking they would get support and didn’t –why? What should I prepare for…please give me any tips you can. thanking you in advance ;)

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Denise - posted on 02/09/2015

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hi Shawnn, thank you for responding. Long story for while I didn't file before and way too much to type. That is a perfect reason to fight me with. I am going to keep it in mind-I appreciate it!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/09/2015

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Why did you not file support prior to this? At this point, he could very well fight that you've not bothered until now...He could also fight that he did not agree to private school tuition, etc, and that he intended the amount that you used towards tuition to be his support payment.

I have quite a lot of stories about custodial mothers who deliberately withhold visitation and falsify claims against biological fathers, will not allow access, but definitely want that support money...

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