In my opinion, you should accept the money.
He may get the credit for the amount that he has paid but that will not effect what his child support obligation will be.
Child support is determined on the amount of income the parents earn (among other factors). The fact that he has paid you some money towards child support will only go towards the back child support amount he would owe. So, the more money you can get now, the better for you.
So, for example, let's say his child support gets established at $500/month and he owes 6 months back support. That means he would owe $3,000 for the back support plus he would still owe the $500/month going forward. Any money he has paid would go to reduce the $3,000 first.
Ok, Thaknks. What if he says he will give me $200 a month will they beleive him and reduce lets say the $500 order to $300?
No, he will have to prove all of the payments he has made.
Any money that he pays will go towards paying back the back child support first. It will not change the monthly amount that he owes.
So, the $500 would not get reduced to $300. The $500 will be $500 regardless of what he has or has not paid.
Ok, thanks a lot! I hope he still has the money I will text him now. as long as you are sure. :)
Yes, absolutely sure! Take the money when you can get it.
He will get credit for it. But it will not reduce the monthly amount that he will have to owe. It will only go towards the back child support.
Please let me know if you have any other questions. Otherwise, please Rate and Accept my answer. Thank you and Good Luck!
One more question. I have never pressed him for money I asked him 3 times since my son was born and he didn't see his son until he turned 3. he never made any real effort to contact us. he sent a friend request n facebook the first year my son was born. so I hope he cant use my being non chalant about it as an excuse for me not showing financial need.
I mean until he turned 2 years old
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