BM moved away and isn't paying her child support-do we still have to pay travel expenses??
My SD's BM up and moved out of state over the summer with her new husband and their child. My husband was already CP, but they worked out a new parenting plan for visitation, which is basically a school year/school break schedule. The travel expenses are set up as 50/50; BM gets them to her new home and we get them back to ours.
Before her move, BM wanted my husband to waive out his CS case. He told her no, but would give her a few months to get settled before turning in a new CS worksheet. Since her move 3 months ago, she has been living with family, has not found a job (she has told family her intention is to go to school and not work) and has not mentioned CS at all. Her husband is employed and apparently making good money because she is taking several trips, including one to come see my SD's. That is good for the skids, but she has expressed it is her intention to take them to her home for 1/2 of the holiday break and then again in the summer and is already dictating to us how she wants to work out transportation. I'm a little frustrated because I feel it was her choice to move, she isn't paying her CS or doing anything to help out with my SD's expenses (activities,etc.) and expects us to still foot half the bill for transportation.
Has anyone been in this situation and if so, can we tell her that because she has not fulfilled her CS obligation that we aren't going to pay half of travel expenses? I feel that I should say that we aren't money hungry. We were actually going to tuck away the CS to help pay for travel expenses so that it would not come out of our pocket because it's so expensive. Also, my husband would never withhold my SD's from her. If she wants to buy a ticket to come here and see them, she would have her parenting time (she has family she can stay with). I just don't see how we will be able to swing this without that savings because the travel expense one way is about $600, but I really don't want us to end up back in court. Help. :?