Woo Hoo! Ex's stimulus check

 Woo Hoo! A while back my ex was complaining to me that his stimulus check was seized by the state for back child support. He was complaining because they took it he says to give to me. What the heck does he want from me? It has been 3 years since I have seen a dime from him. At the time I hadn't seen anything so I said maybe ex #2 got it. No, for you. He went on and on about how she is living with him (ya, once she turned 18 and the child support stopped) and he shouldn't have to pay anything.

Anyway, Saturday in the mail THERE IT WAS a check for $348.52. Sadly, that is THE biggest child support check I have EVER gotten from him. SO, while in Sams Club they had a returned 42' plasma TV (originally $3,300) marked WAY down. I wonder if I should send him a thank you note for the new TV and send a picture of it to him! tee hee!

I really enjoyed spending that money. I think of it as found money since it has been 3 years and will probably never see the rest of it. 

Comments

Glad you got something!!! ...

Glad you got something!!! Up here they will garnish his work checks too, I know someone that was behind and they left him with a few hundred dollars out of every check and that was it. Alaska is pretty strict with making sure dead-beats pay up though! I remember seeing a website that helps with getting you the money too, can't remember it.

Here it is - I saw it on ...

Here it is - I saw it on TV one day:

http://www.supportkids.com/

Good for you!! See, good ...

Good for you!! See, good things happen to those that wait..You've sat back and been patient (or tried) and you got something for it, even if it was owed... I say enjoy that new TV !!!

LOL...good for you girl!!! ...

LOL...good for you girl!!! ENJOY!!!

This is a peeve of mine! ...

This is a peeve of mine! This money is intended as CHILD SUPPORT and should go for items to directly care for the children (clothing, food, and other essential items). This money should not go to punishing an ex, it should go to the kids' benefit.

I agree for the most part ...

I agree for the most part with you rkinne, however if he never paid, then WADV had to use her own money alone for the care of the child/children, without help from the father, and she is entitled to money from him and if it comes after the child is raised due to him being in arrears, why shouldn't she be entitled to use it now for what ever she wants to.

Shay it's not "her" money, ...

Shay it's not "her" money, it belongs to the children, give it to him or her.

ok good point rkinne, I ...

ok good point rkinne, I didn't see it that way since they are grown..or thats what I think she said

I'm a firm believer that ...

I'm a firm believer that if a parents gets BACKED child support they can do with it as they please. IF they had gotten this money when it was DUE, then that money would have been used to raise the child. Being that money was NOT given at that time, then it is now reimbursement for the parent that was busting ass to raise a child alone. Why should a single mother suffer ALL her life?

A single mother raised the kid, and now she has less money then she would if there were two parents. Instead of both parents paying to raise a child each month, only one paid, which means that one paid TWICE as much. And when the time comes that it all gets paid back, then it should go to the parent that paid the entire way. Look at the words they use to describe it: "BACK child support" - that means they're behind - they should have to pay interest too!