What is the name of your state? Florida
My husband has two kids with an ex. One is about to turn 18. The ex-wife conveniently quit her $55K +job, a year and a half ago (she's remarried), to sell real estate in the middle of a plumetting real estate market. This was just an excuse not to have to work. She's sold only 2 or 3 houses in the last year and a half. She is complaining constantly to the kids that she has no money and can't pay for this and can't pay for that. My husband pays $1500 a month for the two kids. The agreement only mentions this amount. Does not mention an amount per child or when it will end, or what happens when one turns 18. She had a lawyer in the divorce and my husband could not afford one. But yet he did have to pay her atty costs.
So now to get the child support adjusted for one child, does this mean we have to put up several thousand dollars to go to court to do this? And also will likely have to pay her atty costs when its over as well since she is sitting home watching HGTV. Also, the thing that has me so upset is the kids came over last night and said she told them their father will have to pay her the same if not more money when the oldest turns 18 because she is not making any money. That is so infuriating. She is using the money he pays for child support to live on and not 100% for the kids. Now he has to pay her MORE because she doesn't want to work at a real job. I did the math on the child support formula and it appears to be true. He will have to pay her more money now because he is actually working and she basically doesn't have to contribute at all. I have no problem paying any expenses for the kids, but aren't any of the courts doing anything to make the mothers accountable in any way shape or form for the money they get? Is there anyway to stop this or make her accountable?