This is my first post & I am sorry if I don't post it in the correct catergory. Here's our story. About 2 years ago, my husbands ex wife signed their daughter up for competition cheer (much more expensive than regular cheer). She never talked to us about it or even asked if we would be willing to help with half, she just told the coach to send us 1/2 the bill. We called the coach, back then and said that we would help with what we could. She explained that the ex wife was currently getting grants for stepdaughter to cheer, but she could still use our help. My husband asked that we be notified of competitions and such. She agreed. Well we helped out that first year, We paid a total of like $400 or $500 ), in payments then the season was over (although our calls to the coach for directions and times of the events always went unreturned, we still helped out) Ex wife signed her up again, we didn't know she was going to do this, AGAIN never consulted us, & now we get this bill for $1600!! We can not afford that. so my husband calls the coach and leaves her a message explaining that he was not able financially to help with cheer. He is now paying more child support & just can not afford it. She goes on to say that she has bills too & that bottom line - we owe the money. Husband says no, WE never signed her up, WE will not be able to help. To top it off Ex wife is now co-coach for the team & we have been told by 2 other parents that stepdaughter has free cheer because of this & that they belive we are getting scammed as the ex wife & main coach are now steadfast friends. Husband asks cheer coach this & she starts stammering but then holds to her arguement that we owe her. Of course ex wife will do anything to spite my husband & she says that she is not getting free cheer. That is probably beside the point here, we just want to know if we are actually bound to pay this woman Now today we get a registerd letter from her demanding payment & threatening small claims court.
Please help us. Are we obligated to pay this?? We have no signed agreement with her that we would.