Should a father be sued for child support if he is living in the home and paying the bills?
Recently I spoke to a father who had separated from his wife for 2 weeks while separated he filled with the Attorney General’s office on behalf of his child (to give child support to his wife). After 2 weeks the husband and wife reconciled and moved back into the house. Now a year has gone by and there life was back to normal. When all of a sudden a constable appeared at the door he served both husband and wife with papers to appear in court the court papers cited that the wife and the State were suing the husband for child support as well as back child support.
The wife claims no involvement
Probably what has happened is the papers never got filed indicating they were back together and child support was not needed. Having dealt with child support courts before, they are a huge mess and nothing is ever done correctly. I pay my ex monthly with a check because she does not want to deal with the hassle of waiting on the check from the court(and if she needs it early she just ask and I give it to her).
If the wife is being honest and is not involved, all it will take is the court appearance with both of them together and it should be changed and fixed. After paying court cost of course.
No, a father should not be sued for child support if he is living in the home and paying the bills. I believe the father has the responsilbity to provide support to his child/children. Once the couple reconciled their differences it was their responsibility to take care of paperwork that was previously filed with the Attorney General's office.
The State takes up the case in the instance that no one filed to have the support request nullified. Dead beat dads, that is the way they see it. I personally had a structured payment set up from an account for 5 years, never missing one payment, paid by the bank on the first of the month...Got served with a summons to appear in court because my ex had filed that I had made no payment, that was five years ago, and she swears she didn't...Thank God for bank statements. The court should rule in his favor, but he probably needs an attorney...W
Plain and simple bureaucratic red tape in normal slow motion. No reasonable judge will allow that. Of course the wife will have to get on the witness stand and admit she had nothing to do with it. Then any rat in the wood pile will come out.
Of course he should. A father should always be sued for any reason imaginable. You see, children should be brought up to serve the state, and so - we can't go around having healthy family structures, and . . . .crap like that.
Just ask David Rockefeller - he might know, but asking him would be a waste of your time.
On the surface the answer would be no. But consider what is not said or explain. What are "the Bills?" We see this a lot when the state has to provide medical coverage for children while the father or mother is driving brand new cars and eating dinner out every night of the week. Paying "the Bills" is subjective and raising children is the responsibility of the people who had them. Everyone may need help at some point... So the answer to the question may be yes, the father should be sued.
I've handled cases like this and generally what happens is both the mother and the father show up for the hearing and tell the AG what has happened and that they want the case dismissed. The whole thing goes away.
She probably didn't do anything. The AG's office is highly automated. The computers spit stuff like this out all the time.
They would have recieved some notification of collection before hand. And her name would be on the papers as 'the otherside' no matter what in that case. The state and her vs man but they would have seen this coming.
by stacies29 2 years ago
I feel that some women are just scorned lovers who are out 4 revenge.
by Libra 6 years ago
Why are some men bitter about paying child support and should he pay if he is denied visitation?
by flacoinohio 3 years ago
Is it a fact or a myth that paying child support increases non custodial parent involvement?I have read about 38 child support enforcement mission statements. Each of these statements claim that research has shown that paying child support increases non-custodial parent involvment. I...
by mypleasurefantasy 5 years ago
Why is it always the man who is called a deadbeat dad? Never the woman?Has our society grown to blame every parent disaster on the father? Example, why are men deadbeats and not women? I don't think I can ever remember hearing a woman called that. Also why does the non custodial parent (usually the...
by Terry Martin 3 years ago
Is America's child support formulas fair and equal?Do you think America needs to revamp the child support formulas? Do you think the court system is biased towards men? Do you think that equal work hours by both parents should be weighed into child support formula? (Ex. Dad works 50 hrs, mom works...
by Precious Pearl 7 years ago
Ok, I am trying to get some understanding here. Why would a man that is 49 years old impregnate a woman that he barely knows? He has no job, no money, owes 6 months back child support to his ex-wife for their 13 year old daughter and is at risk of going to jail. Why would a woman that...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|