My question involves child support in the State of: Washington
I will try to keep this simple and to the point.
My husband and I pay his ex-wife child support each month, we have four children total, three are mine and one is his. My step-daughter has a very rocky relationship with her mother, this started around the age of 8. She is now 15. She starting exhibiting inappropriate behavior at her mother and step-dads home May of 2012 (cutting, drugs, boys). We stepped in, her mother put her in therapy and in doing so agreed to allow her daughter to spend more time with her father and sisters which resulted in the whole summer (2012). Eventually they (step-daughter & Mother) agree to spend 2 days a week at her Mothers (original custody was 50/50) but mother had her a few more days per month. The twice a week schedule continued on and off. May 2013 daughter & mother have another falling out. Daughter hasn't seen mother since May 2013 and resides with us full time. We continue to pay child support. The daughter just informed us yesterday, that her mother and stepdad are moving (yet again) out of the school district (without her daughter). We haven't been informed of this move which is taking place in 8 days.
At what point can we stop paying child support to the "custodial parent" when the child no longer resides with the "custodial parent" and the custodial parent moves out of the school district where her daughter is starting High School?
There are several other leverage points we have against his ex-wife, regarding contempt on agreements that we can leverage. It is a frustrating situation to say the least knowing that all she cares about is getting our money and not her daughter.
Any insight provided will be very much appreciated.