For several years, my husband paid child support
sometimes paying regularly and then sometimes not at all. Once upon a time he did have court ordered support payments decided when the children were about 5 & 8 years of age. Altho she always knew where he was, she never brought him back to court. We all live in Florida, his children are now 33 & 30 years old.
Eight years ago, his ex demanded he make up for his lack of responsibility by paying her $50/monthly or she would have him arrested & sent to jail. Altho it seemed like extortion, he has been paying monthly, to "keep peace" and avoid her threats.
He is now on Social Security and I've been laid off from my job. I sent a note with the last check I sent her, to let her know we would be unable to send the monthly payment any longer. She responded again by threatening
to send him to jail because there is no statute of limitations on child support in Florida.
Because we live in Florida, will this always be an issue?
Can she have him arrested or bring him to court now?
Is there some legal document we can serve her with, to let her know to STOP this?
He is VERY worried about this, and I feel at 66 he should be able to have some peace.
I'm hoping you can give us some guidance.