My question involves child support in the State of: South Carolina
My husband is paying child support to his ex for their 9 year old child. They were never married, so my husband has no rights to his daughter. The mother is getting the support even though their daughter is staying with her mother and when she's not there she's with my husband's grandmother. He has mentioned this when they went to family court before, and he was told he needed PROOF that she was not living with her mother. I don't know what we need to do to get this straightened out. She stays with my husband's grandmother a lot and she can't afford to feed her while she's there and the mother refuses to give the two people who are raising her the money. His child support just got reinstated yesterday (he hasn't been paying it since August because he had medical reasons). I'm not saying the child doesn't deserve some support from her dad, but we have our daughter to take care of also, and if the mom isn't spending the money on the child because she doesn't live there then what can we do to get it straight?
BTW: we can not afford to hire a lawyer to fight it in court and when they go to family court, they won't listen to anything my husband says and only listens to the mother. HELP!