My ex owes me over $8,000 in back child support from not paying child support for the first 2 years. Now when it was ordered, he said he could afford to pay it and that all he could afford to pay was $20 a month. Now we are going back to court because he wants more visitation even though he is not around due to his job (military). Here's the kicker, the man who couldn't afford to pay anymore then $20 a month on back child support retained a lawyer. I found out that the retaining fee for this laywer is $2,500 and then there are more fees every time he does something for him. Guess what, I can't even afford a lawyer until he pays his back child support! Do you think if I point this out the judge pay hold this against him? I mean I know everyone has right to legal representation if they want it but I think he should have to pay off his back child support before he goes and hires a lawyer to help him get more visitation that he won't even take advantage of.Answer Question
Answer by Razelda at 9:39 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
I would point it out, BUT payment of child support has nothing to do with custody. They will not take into account his non payment when deciding on custody. If you have any other reasons why your custody agreement shouldn't change I would focus on them.
Answer by skittles1108 at 9:40 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 9:40 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by ohwrite at 9:43 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by Razelda at 9:44 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by ohwrite at 9:49 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 9:50 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
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