It is a "NOTICE OF MOTION" document and the "MODIFICATION", "CHILD SUPPORT","HEALTH CARE" & "OTHER: Liqudation and Standard Orders" boxes are checked off. In our original divorce order in 1998 we had joint custody and I had sole physical custody. I can't remember how much money was to be paid to me back then but it wasn't much because he had no real job even though he is an excellent cabinet maker and is capable of earning as much as I do. Also, he is still angry with me since I got the state job the year after I left him and even tried to get "summer support" from me when the boys were still little. I went to court as ordered, he didn't bother to show up and incredibly the judge called his home and put him on speaker in the court room. Hitting his ego I brought up the fact that he is quite capable of earnings and he relunctantly agreed he does make good money..... and that he was just arrested the felony charge I mentioned but she didn't seem to care about that. the case was dropped only because he was "capable" of earning. In the last yr he has had a pacemaker installed due to yrs of drug use, but I know lots of people who still hold full time jobs.
My 17yr old goes back and forth between us, but at the moment yes he is currently living with his dad at his grandmothers house. The original support order was thru the D.A.'s office because I was going to college at the time and my ex wouldn't work so I left him taking our sons and I got on welfare to finish school, which I did and have been employed with the state of calif for almost 13 yrs now. after a few yrs I got a notice from the County asking if I still wanted them to try to collect the support he owed me, I wrote back telling them no, what was the use, he would never pay anyway. The $8000 support he owed and I stupidly signed off on in 2010 was the back support (arrearages probably) from a decade ago when I used welfare for a year and a half to better my sons and my life. Note: the ladies at the welfare office in 2010 were stunned that I would write this money off and when 2 months later I received a "demand for back taxes" that HE owed to the welfare office in the amount of $2000 I marched back into their office in tears and they immediately stopped the charge against me remembering what I had done for him (I don't know what if anything he had to pay ). How naively stupid of me right!
Just so I understand...The county's welfare office can and will come after me for almost $700 a month for support (for a 17 yr old) plus thousands of dollars of arrearages for the last few months the welfare office has taken to bring this to court? even though I have always (and still do) paid for my sons expenses: medical ins, school lunches, school clothes, etc.---1--Is this a normal child support amount to pay for a 17 yrold? 2--should I just order my son to come home (calling the police if I have to, the order still exist of sole physical custody)? 3--Calif law still states support ends at 18 or high school graduation, which ever comes first?
I am sorry, but I have to rate you as bad!!! why? You or whoever you had answer me did not even read my statements....my ex is on WELFARE in the 14 yrs since we left him he has only had a job for maybe a yr and a half or so and only then because he was on parole from prison! So your advice was moot! No I am not satisfied with your "answer". I was as forthcoming as I possibly new how to be but unless you pay attention to what I said whats the point! Thanks bunches for recommending contacting a "REAL LAWYER" , wow, I would have NEVER thought of that.....sarcasm by the way.
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