A brief history: my oldest SS (now 18) moved in with us shortly before he turned 17, over a year now. The courts here wouldn't change his residence unless DH spent the $ to go to court AND BM agree in court that SS lived with us, despite the fact we have a signed letter from her saying he could. Subsequently she got CS for quite some time after SS moved in with us, until the law changed in our favor. All we had to do was prove that he lived with us - easy to do, signed letter and documents from his school. Well, DH was given (haha) a "credit" of $1900 that he'd already paid the BM because the court backdated the court order to the day SS moved in here, and the tax refund they garnished was to be returned to us since BM had been paid in full. WELLLLL the court screwed up and sent the tax refund money to the BM instead of to us, and she cashed it, even after having spoken to the case worker who told her it was not BM's money to spend - "I needed the money" she claimed - well so did we, we're feeding 8 kids, one of them being hers! DH never once went after her for CS until she stole our tax refund, then he went after that like a dog after a t-bone steak. The court filed an order that she was to pay DH back $25 per MONTH until the $ was paid up. Fine, great, that was what DH wanted, the money back. Fast forward to today by 3 weeks, we get a letter in the mail from the courts that they ordered (to our complete ignorance!!!) that BM has to pay nearly $50 a week for the money she took, AND $107/month IN SPOUSAL SUPPORT! Isn't that a hoot! They haven't been married in like 17 years and she has to pay DH spousal support! I had a good laugh, because if he was even one month late she called him all sorts of horrid names in front of his son, and DH was only late a few times due to no employment and no UNemployment (self employed basically). Now she has the good ol' FOC eye on her butt and I would love to be a fly on the wall when she got that court order! Tooooo funny. Kind of makes you wonder if that kharma thing really exists, yk?
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11/19/06 at 2:08am