Blackmail? What to do?

My ex indicated he would settle for a lump sum payment of a specific amount to cover child support. Then he said that we settle child support or he would call a company that I owe money to. I consider this blackmail and what is to stop him from doing it again if he wants to get something out of me again. I haven’t done anything about it and I don’t know what to do, but this makes me not want to try and settle. However, I would be willing to give him a few hundred dollars and wait. Before the blackmail, I suggested he start a Child Support case.

If you owe him child support, I would make an effort to make these payments; you can use our child support calculator to get an idea of what your obligation should be. If you don’t pay, he can file for child support and seek retroactive support to the date of filing.