What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Georgia
My husband has paid his ex-wife for child support for their 12 year old son in full, on time every month since they divorced. They have a relatively friendly relationship now, and we all get along for the sake of their son.
However, his ex-wife rarely spends the child support money on their son. She is frequently going out of the country (leaving their son with us, which we don't mind, but in regards to money, we pay her even though he stays with us a good amount of "her" time). She doesn't have a job (her choice, even though she was employed the whole time they were married), and is basically funding her lifestyle and outings by the child support money. When their son is with us, he is always mentioning how he needs new clothes (his don't fit) and asks us to get them for him. It's not that we mind doing it, but we pay her so much every month, we rarely have the money to do it with. We would never tell him "thats what we pay your mom for" or anything along those lines.
But is there a way we can get the court to order that she show proof that the child support money is being spent on the actual child? She also receives alimony, and we don't care what she does with that money, it's hers. But we feel that she needs to be spending the child support on the child, or the court should stop or reduce my husband's obligation to pay and we will financially support the child.
Anyone know if there is a legal way to enforce that the money is actually spent on the son?