BM is 6months in arrears for CS would you go after it?
If your BM/EH was or is in arrears, what did you or would you do? Well today marks the day that BM is officially 6 months in arrears in CS due us. Granted it's not alot.... she only is supposed to pay $100 a month to us since DH's salary got drastically slashed (we have 50/50). She dragged her feet for 3 months, refusing to sign a stipulation, and then finally agreed to settle an hour prior to court. The judge signed the order in Feb, and we have yet to see a penny. She also per the agreement owes us arrears back to November 1. So it's been 90 days since the signed order, and nothing...... DH contacted the State to make sure it wasn't an error on their part. They said, nope. They hadn't even received the mandatory processing fee from her yet. Dh then contacted the county, who told him that they "will only enforce the CS if DH applies for case management service" (ie Pays $25 and fills out the paperwork) They kind of blew him off. I, being the biyotch SM told him that he should follow through because:
1. Out of principle. After all, BM has made a point to try to avoid paying CS and any expenses for the skids. She only paid us the $1000 of extra CS she had received in error, and the $1000 of medical expenses she owed us after we petitioned to hold her in contempt. Even if the county doesn't pursue it, at least we've done our part. And lets be honest. BM is a schmuck, and her not paying CS can go on the court records as such.
2. We have 9 years left of CS going back and forth. You can bet that at some point, she'll petition to have DH pay her again, or if the skids live w/her she'll be quick to want the CS checks. At that point, the county may dust off her file and realize that the measly $100 per month has grown substantially w/ interest (in our state they automatically charge you 12% when in arrears), and perhaps they will finally hold her accountable.