My question involves child support in the State of: California
My ex and I have been separated for approx. 3.5. At the time of separation, my son was 1 year old. In those 3.5 years, we have no formal agreement but have shared physical custody of 50%. We alternate every other week for 7 days.
There have been no financial exchanges between us. I pay for my son's health insurance and his home with me and she and her fiance pay for her home when our son is with them - using what methods I have no idea as neither work. We separated due to her drinking but I am unable to prove anything.
Recently, my ex has filed a child support order on me. I''m going to see an attorney but I'd like to know what my options are in the state of CA.
She has chosen not to work as there were options but she choose to receive state assistance - of which type, I am not completely aware of.
Can someone please give advisement as to options of how something like this works?