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Hello, thank you for the question. Is there any ongoing support flowing to you, or contribution to the children's expenses, perhaps for post secondary costs?
But are the kids all living their own as adults? None are in school or anything like that?
And what about you? Was there any spousal support ordered?
And old is his stepdaughter now?
You've asked a good question, but I don't see any claims for you if there's no ongoing support obligation from him to any of the kids and to you.
As I'm sure you know, lotter winnings are a windfall and not subject to income tax, and technically aren't to be considered in child support either. Certainly, if he has come into millions the court will expect him to invest a reasonable amount prudently in order to derive ongoing income and support payable from that.
But i don't see any way that you could make a valid claim for any support related monies from him at this point, given that his obligation to support has ended. Thus his income is irrelevant without first establishing an obligation.
Naturally, if he's in any arrears they should be paid up. If he's any father at all he'll give the children some money or at least put some in trust for them to have in the future. But under support law there's no claim here.
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