State of Florida
My ex and I have a child together. We went to court and established paternity and time sharing and also child support. She was awarded two years of back child support at the hearing even though I had my daughter more often than she did, she was also awarded primary residency.
I was making really good money at that time ($18.50/hr) and was injured on the job and almost lost my leg. Due to my injuries I couldn't go back to my job because I couldn't perfrom as needed. I now only make $7.50 and am trying to adjust my child support because it is more than %50 of my income.
My ex just served a questionnaire requesting that my girlfriend disclose her financial information. She wants her name, her job information, her pay rate, her banking information, social security number, 401k information etc.
My girlfriend and I have been together for a year now and when I was injured and had no income she paid 100% of my household bills but would not pay my monthly child support (and I never asked her to or expected her to do so).
My ex is now trying to say that because my girlfriend paid 100% of all bills when I was injured that she should be required to conintue to do so and they should increase my child support because if my girlfriend continues to pay 100% of everything I would have no other financial obligations.
My girlfriend paid these bills out of the kindness of her heart. My girlfriend and I actually have a signed agreement that she is only responsible for 1/3 of rent, electric, water and internet. What she paid when I was injured was done to keep us from getting evicted.
My girlfriend and I do not share bank accounts or own any shared property. My girlfriend doesn't feel comfortable doing any of this because she knows how vindictive my ex is and doesn't want them to lien her bank account because my name is on it. My girl friend also owns all the furniture in the house and they are suggesting that I sell the furniture in order to pay on the past due child support. Honestly, I think my girlfriend has had enough of them comnig after her personally for this stuff and I think she may leave. My ex gets an additional $80 a month on top of my recurring monthly support to go toward back child support and it comes out by income deduction. Why is she still allowed to drag me through court and cause problems for my girlfriend? My girlfriend has nothing to do with this... Any suggestions? Will a judge even consider enforcing this crap? Is there any way to prevent her from filing anything in the furture? I really love my girlfriend and would like to get married but I don't think if this court stuff continues she will stick around long enough for that to happen if I can't prevent my ex from harassing her.... Thanks for the input.