Child Support minus State payments for adopted foster child
Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:42 PM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:28 PM
Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:28 PM
I adopted a five month old foster child (took 4 years of red tape) and this child has special needs so I have him in a private school that is paid for by the state funds. My soon to be ex who adopted my child a year and 1/2 ago now says with his attorney that he does not have to pay child support as the child receives money form the state.
This doesn't make sense. If the child is only five months old, it cannot have possibly taken "4 years of red tape" to adopt him or her. Nor can it be possible that your husband adopted the child a year and a half ago. Are you talking about two different children?
By the way, what did your lawyer say about what your husband's lawyer purportedly told him?
My husband . . . said that since the child is not of his blood he should not receive any money. What is right?
The law does not care whether a parent is a blood/birth parent or an adoptive parent. If the parties to a pending divorce are the parents of a minor child, then child support may be ordered. Whether money received for a child's education from "the state funds" will impact a court's decision regarding child support depends on the laws of your unidentified state and on whatever facts are relevant under those laws.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:29 PM
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