When our 16-year-old son came to live with me permanently I stopped paying the child support that was ordered to my ex-wife since she no longer was raising our child.
She went to the child support recovery office and demanded that I owe her child support because the court order was not changed even though our child lived with me.
Will this count as child support arrears, and will I have to pay my ex-wife the money she says she was owed?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Georgia child support laws where I am licensed to practice.
If there is an order to pay child support, the order must be complied with until modified by a judge.
You should take proof showing the date your 16-year-old began living with you and that he is still living with you to the division of child support services office and try to work with them on the child support arrears. This is a better bet than going before the judge.
If you are unable to do so, at least bring evidence to the haring showing your child has been living with you. The judge might take that into consideration when he determines the arrears.
Unfortunately, the Judge may require you to pay all of the back child support.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with divorce lawyers for men in your jurisdiction.