What is the name of your state? Florida
My husband and his ex-girlfriend share the custody of their six year old son. My husband and I have been together for years and I took part in raising their child. He's come to our house every weekend and I stayed up nights, changed diapers, paid for, bathed, fed, all of the tasks a mom does for him while he is down. He pays child support for this child, and we have two of our own.
His mother and I don't get along, I don't believe we ever will, and she claims that I have absolutely no rights at all in his life. I find it hard to believe that, after raising and caring for this child, that she can make such a claim.
My Husband recently got laid off of work, and fell behind on his child support, as well as losing our place to live, our insurance, and everything else that comes with it. He was working with the Child Support Office and filed for unemployment while still looking for another job. She threatened to call the Child Support people, and then followed through with it, saying also that she didn't want me to see my step son anymore. Now they're going to take away his driver's license if he doesn't pay up...which he's paying with his unemployment check.
That's the run down on the situation, aside from the fact that right now my step son isn't even here, she ships him off to PA every summer for eight weeks and pockets his child support money...last year she got a nice tattoo.
My question is do I have any rights?
Can I go down to the Child Support office and make a stand both for my Step Son and my own children?
If my husband looses his driver's license he can't go to work to pay our bills and take care of our children, if he dishes out all of his unemployment to this woman my family may not survive.
Can they take away all of his money (so she can get another neat tattoo) full knowing that their are two other children depending upon him to survive?