My ex and I were able to avoid any courts at all. No custody, no child support, no court time at all as we were able to work it out and take care of it. split in 2009, ink dried 2011.
4 months from my daughter turning 18, the ex and I had a falling out and now she wants arrears based on what I make today. All this time, she has set the amount that she wanted and I have paid. I have emails of our communication on it but no “checks” as it has been paid via direct deposit from my work (that I voluntarily setup).
I’ve heard that since there was no court order, no filing, or no child enforcement involvement, all the payments that I have made over the last 5 years could be considered “gifts” and I would have to pay the full amount going back 5 years.
I have emails of what she has asked for…
I have an email stating, prior to June 2013 I had no rears due and was paid up to date
Since June 2013, auto draft has been setup…
What am I looking at here… can the court really say that the child support I have paid was considered “gifts”??
Can she really ask for full payments for the past 3 years even though I have paid?