Worried - My Daughters Father is Taking me to Court
Two weeks ago I got in an argument with my daughters father about a $75.00 hosipital copay that he got in the mail. Last month she went to the ER because she had a migrane for 3 days. Her grandmother took her since I was working and filled out her sons name for the billing info.
He called me saying that I have to pay it or things are going to get ugly. I refused as it is in his name and I will be paying $800 down payment next week to get DDs braces on.
I decided to fill out papers at court to take him back so that he will be responsible for 50% of her medical bills. He claims that he should not have to pay any medical copays or bills not covered by insurance since he provides the insurance.
This is not addressed in our current order since we signed an agreement out of court when in 2006 and had the court recognize it and just took care of the $ through the court.
The other day his mom informed me that he too has filed papers at court asking for my daughter to live there 50% of the time in hopes of getting out of paying support.
He has not mentioned this to DD - she is 14 and when I asked her if thats what she would like she said NO WAY!
I'm thinking he wont get it for a few reasons: he lives in his moms house with his wife and 2 other kids since they both filed for bankrupsy 2 years ago. There is no room there - she sleeps on the couch on his weekends. He's also never asked to see her outside of his every other weekend - he lives 8 blocks away and I've told him he can see her whenever he wants. He doesnt. He never calls DD ever! DD says she will go to court and tell them she doesn't want to. Him and his wife both have a history off addiction to heroin and pills - currently she has a script for suboxin. She has been in 8 car accidents since last year just recently totaling their car. His mom thinks he'll never get it and is definitely on my side but I can tell she doesn't want to get too involved since they live with her. About 6 yrs ago my daughter & his mom found him ODed on the floor with a needle in his arm - I don't know how to proove this though.
I'm still worried...what do you think? What would you do?