Child Support

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Question: I have been paying child support to my ex since the day our child has been born. We have split up since. I am worried that because I have not made the payments through the system that they are not going to count. How can I make sure what I have already paid and what I will be paying will be counted if she takes me to court? I have a girlfriend now and I believe when she finds out that is where we will end up.

Answer: If you are not submitting your payments through the system set in place, it is your responsibility that you are tracking all forms of payment through your bank. It is preferable to pay your ex through electronically placing money into her account, or by writing checks citing "child support," and then taking photos of them. Each of these ways can be easily tracked through your bank so that you can prove that you have been paying your due child support. Never hand her cash, or send cash through the mail, it is important that you are able to track your money trail through bank statements, so that if you ever have to testify in court, you are able to.

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  • I have been paying child support to my ex since the day our child has been born. We have split up since. I am worried that because I have not made the payments through the system that they are not going to count. How can I make sure what I have already paid and what I will be paying will be counted if she takes me to court? I have a girlfriend now and I believe when she finds out that is where we will end up.

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