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Can my Ex tell me how to spend the child support? Legal advice also

Posted by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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Been divorced for 8 years, things going smoothly, ex gets remarried now our communication has gone downhil...darn!  He pays me more than the state mandated amount of child support, he wanted to do that to hide it from the IRS. Now, he doesn't want to reduce he amount, she just wants to have a separate account of the extra money and be in charge of the account.  My kids do not lack for anything, they are in sports, music, etc. I have never asked dad for more money for extra stuff.  So, does he have a legal right to tell me how to spend it?

by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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Kaydence2010
by Maggie on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:14 PM
Nope. Child support doesn't have to go to the child if they are taken care of. You can spend it on food, bills or whatever since you spend your money on them.
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matheson7
by Susan on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM

 No. I would keep all receipts though, just in case.

Teeshann
by Ruby Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM

 nope

kenziewenzie
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:16 PM

No.  So the new wife wants to have access to the extra money that he pays in child support so they can tell you how to spend it? 

ermka
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:17 PM

nope.. he can't tell you how to spend it.

easinpc
by Silver Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:18 PM

No.

graciesmom6206
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:18 PM
I believe anything above the court ordered amount is considered a gift in the eyes of court. If he wants to control money then have him startva bank acct for the kids.
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Mommys.TimeOut
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:19 PM

No, he doesn't.

Child support isn't "money for the children", like so many think. It is exactly what it says it is....money meant to support the child. It can be used to pay bills, buy them clothes, put gas in your car, pay your car insurance, etc, etc.

macilah
by on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:19 PM

 yep

Quoting matheson7:

 No. I would keep all receipts though, just in case.

 

msjaxon
by Platinum Member on Sep. 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM
No
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