In the past three years my child's father has not paid one medical bill, even though our agreement says he should pay half of the uncovered medical bills. I pay the insurance. I decided to call the last year years a wash, and started in October, sending the bills by certified mail and emails that track and returns to me when he reads the email. Since October he owes $220. First he started arguing that some of the bills weren't necessary and needed, and I had to get documentation form her primary care doctor it was. Then he argued that for the past year, he paid the child support
office an extra $5 each month, that should count toward the bills, and I told him that overpayment doesn't come to me. In fact had bank statements that showed that every month, they send exactly $400 a month to me in child support. If I get more one month, they reduce it the next month. After while I stopped arguing with him and gave him until Feb. 28 to pay or I will file contempt charges, so he turned around and paid an extra $220 in child support. This is after he and I had the conversation that overpayment doesn’t come to me, so of course this month child support got reduced to $180 to make it always equal out to $800 -- $400 for January and $400 for February. I have my bank statements to show that I never got more than $400 those two months and that I never got the $220. My questions are:
1) Do I still have a strong contempt case, given his three years of nonpayment, and the string of text messages I have when he basically told me good luck getting payment.
2) Can he technically argue he paid the medical bill, and that it’s the state’s fault for not sending it me?
3) Is my fight now with the state to get the extra $220 or is his?