Large amount of child support.... SURPRISE!!
My sons' father paid a large amount of back child support this month. I haven't seen child support from him since the $47 he paid last November. He also hasn't seen my son since Christmas. My son finally told me a few months ago the his dad whopped him with a belt and he doesn't want to go back out to his house. His dad has never been stable in his life. His dad did call on Easter and want him but my son refused to go and said he hated him. I didn't make my son go of course and now we haven't heard from him since.
Since I recieved payment this month, his father hasn't tryed to contact me. He did have a warrent and suspended license due his child support. So I am thinking that he paid it so he could get this lifted off of him. I did this morning wrote him on FB and said thank you for the payment. We are not friends on FB either.
So my question is... should I let my son know that his dad did make this payment? I am getting this payment a week before his 7th birthday and 2 months before out vacation to Souther California. This payment is coming at a great time for us to be able to do more and go set him up for winter clothes and gear.
Even if I didn't get this payment my son would have got all of this. Wanted to make this clear before I am bashed in anyways.