Ex Never Paid Child Support When We Were Married

by Kevin
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I was Married until 2 years ago after the divorce I found out my ex wife was not paying my child support for my oldest daughter like she stated she was. I gave her all of money every week and she paid all of the bills out of that. My question is does she have to pay half of my back child support owed during the time we were married in the state of California is this a debt that should be split due to we were married?

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by: Child Support America Team Member

Dear Kevin,

Legally no. You may want to consider taking her to small claims court depending on the amount and sue her for the money back. Your child support is your obligation. Just because you were married does not mean your wife is legally responsible for your child. The child in question, was this from a previous relationship? She is not your child with your wife correct?

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