Amber - posted on 10/19/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hi there everyone. My husband and his ex girlfriend many years ago received 50/50 for their son. Shortly after me and my husband got together she dropped off my step son and said she couldn't take care of him any more and we've had him full time ever since. She's moved around a lot and she sees him here and there. She's went even a year without seeing him at one time. Anyways we've provided everything for him never demanding a penny from his mother. And never denying her to see him not that she saw him much anyways. Well even though we've had him for all these years and fully provided for him I'm worried if she can sue us for child support? I've read that even when custody is 50/50 there still can be child support, and I've read that normally the parent that makes more money would pay the other parent even though its 50/50 well in our case is 95/5. I'm worried if we would drop him off and she keep him and then sue us for child support? If she could do that, that easily? I mean we've claimed him on our taxes for over 8 years and we have witnesses that would vouch babysitter him, or witnessing him living with us and daycare records of us paying and dropping him off and picking him up. But could it all go downhill that easily? And unfairly? We make a lot more money than her and own 2 houses, have full time long term jobs, married, etc. she rents with a boyfriend and is now trying to get her license. She's been in jail, and her other children from another relationship live with their father as well.