My husband is the father to a 16 year old son, Colby.
-Colby, mom, and dad resided as intact family (married) in NC until 2005. (Dad joined the military and moved out of state)
-Dad had an order to pay child support
through CSE in NC.
-Dad divorced mom in 2007, however, Colby remained down in NC. The divorce
was uncontested and child support/custody were not addressed.
-In 2012, DCF took Colby from mom, Child support was terminated and colby came up to MA.
-In 2013 - My husband took it to court, registered the foreign decree and obtained complete legal and physical custody
to mom. Child support was established at $0.
-During his stay with us, mom never paid a dime.
-Summer 2014 - Colby begged us to let him stay down there. We decided to give it a shot.
-Summer 2015 - Colby was not doing well in school at all, and his dad decided to go back and get colby. That didn't go well unfortunately. The police department could not force Colby to go with dad as we didn't have a contempt order against mom.
-Summer 2014 to Summer 2015 we sent child support down there each month.
-They (Colby's mom and her parents) begged us to let him stay and said they wanted no help from us at all. We had even given them $800 from our tax return.
-Mom is now threatening
to go to child support if we don't start giving her money. If she goes to her local Child Support Office in NC...
-The most recent court order is out of MA and addresses C/s and custody. It was a judgment of modification. So would the order remain up here although he is in NC?
-She would first have to get services from NC child support office and they would have to rquest MA to modify the order?
-Can we go back and have arrears established for the time Colby was with us?
In the meantime we set up an account for "Child Support". The mother
will have the debit card and we will be depositing money into it monthly.
We would like to know how much leverage we have against her threats. She has a past drug habit and has been incarcerated for drugs and assault on a police officer. She is VERY manipulative.
When she approached me that she was going to file or else, I told her that we could potentially get a contempt on her for refusing to give colby back AND we could get arrears established.
Thanks for your help!
In 2012, Dad was awarded sole physical and legal custody with monitored visitation to mom