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Should parents suffer consequences for lying when it comes to child support?

My husband has always paid his child the mom wants more and has lied saying that he never see's his daughter (not true) and that he makes $5000 a month when he really makes $3000 a we have to get a lawyer. She know she is lying and she is making trouble...

Don't you think parents who do this have an obligation to be truthful and should have some sort of punishment for lying?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:53 PM on Sep. 18, 2009 in Money & Work

Answers (4)
  • Don't you and your DH show proof to the Court that he only makes $3000 a month. And that is ok for that issue. Why would she lie about him not seeing his child? What would that get her? I thought the court only cared about child support?


    Answer by louise2 at 12:58 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • When you give a statement to the court about such things you have to sign that your statement was true to your knowledge. You can document every time he sees his daughter and bring proof of his earnings to the court date. Unfortunately you cant prove what she knows concerning his earnings but you can prove how often he sees his daughter. I think people like that should be punished for wasting the courts time.

    Answer by treynlisa at 1:07 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • The court can see paperwork showing your husbands income, including tax returns. Keep a log of visitation dates, times and durations. If she lies in court produce the log.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

  • I have been given this advice over and over, no matter the situation, age, married or never married, infant or teenager...LOG EVERYTHING. write it all down. every convo, crazy off the wall text, something your kid said..anything. visits, missed visits.......the less intelligent party will not log anything and in court, that will say alot.

    Answer by soveryconfused at 11:56 PM on Sep. 18, 2009

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