Mother's Dilemma: To Return or Not to Return Ex's Child Support Payments? 😲

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Imagine this: 12 years ago, you're awarded full custody of your son. Your ex, a man of many words but little action, is ordered to pay a mere $130 a month in child support. He boldly declares in court that you'll never see a dime from him. Fast forward to today, he's changed his tune and wants his child support payments back. Why? Because he's finally decided to file his taxes, only to find out all his returns are being seized for unpaid support. Now, he's pleading poverty and asking for the money back to support his new family. What would you do? 🤔💭

The Courtroom Promise 🏛️

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The Unexpected Windfall 💸

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The Plea for Help 🙏

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The Past Struggles 💔

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The Minimal Support 😔

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The Broken Promise 🤥

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The Current Situation 💪

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The Moral Dilemma 🤷‍♀️

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The Final Decision 💡

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The Thoughtful Plan 🎁

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The Helping Hand 🤝

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The Hidden Truths 🤫

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The Unwavering Support 🙌

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The Extra Mile 🚗

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The Unjust Accusations 😡

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A Mother's Stand: No Returns on Child Support! 💪💔

In a twist of fate, a mother finds herself in a moral quandary when her ex, who once vowed she'd never see a dime from him, demands his child support payments back. He's now in a financial pinch, struggling to support his new family. But the money isn't just about dollars and cents. It's about 12 years of single-handedly supporting their son, of broken promises, and of the emotional toll it took on her. She's decided to keep the money, investing it in their son's future and aiding her ex's new family in a way she sees fit. But the question remains: Is she in the right? Let's see what the online world has to say about this... 🌐💬

"NTA This is money your Ex owes your child, not you. If your Ex and his GF want money for their kids, then they need to get out and work hard and start making money. That's on them. This child support arrears is a bit of a windfall. You may not need it, but your child deserves this money and his father legally owes it. Since you don't need the money, put it into your state's 529 plan (or other investment account for the future, if you're outside the US). Your son can use the money for his education or other future expenses." 💰 Save it for your son's future! 💼🎓

teresajs | teresajs

NTA: Keep the child support for your child's future. 💛

foibleShmoible | foibleShmoible

NTA. $18,720 is not nearly enough for 12 years of stress and expenses. Keep those child support payments coming! 😲

save_the_redditor | save_the_redditor

NTA. Dude has four kids and is supporting none of them. 😲

wickedkittylitter | wickedkittylitter

NTA: Ex refuses court order, gets karma. 😲

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NTA. He dug this grave for himself 😲

grocho | grocho

NTA. Ex should have paid child support all along. New gf is complicit 👎

cabbage9988 | cabbage9988

Reclaiming unpaid child support: a satisfying revenge story! 😂

webbkitten | webbkitten

Ex dodged child support, NTA for not returning payments 😲

pandatree_157 | pandatree_157

NTA: Take back what's rightfully yours! 😎

tnmcd006 | tnmcd006

NTA. You deserve that child support, don't feel guilty! 👏

pisquish | pisquish

NTA 1000x. Ex purposely screwed you for years. Keep the money 😲

Froot-Batz | Froot-Batz

"NTA. Keep the money. He broke the law. 👍"

lyralady | lyralady

NTA - Get that money for your child! 💵

Swegh_ | Swegh_

Stand your ground! Take what's rightfully yours for your son! 💪

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Ex's child support payments? NTA! Ex needs a vasectomy! 😲

Smudgikins | Smudgikins

NTA. Ex didn't follow court order, use money for son's studies! 😊

HoodieArtist | HoodieArtist

NTA. Use the money to spoil your son! 👌

Redeye_Jedi1620 | Redeye_Jedi1620

NTA, keep the child support for your kid's future needs! 😲

FireEbonyashes | FireEbonyashes

BioFather owes 17K in child support, offers adoption as solution 😲

PandorasFuckingBox | PandorasFuckingBox

Keep the money, it's rightfully yours! 💎

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"NTA, it's his fault. He didn't care about your struggle." 😲

Korrin | Korrin

Ex wants stimulus check, but NTA for keeping child support

InvincibleChutzpah | InvincibleChutzpah

NTA: Ex using kids as guilt trip for child support 😲

Myusername0813 | Myusername0813

Don't give him a cent! You're definitely not the a**hole. 💯

fartymcpoopybottom | fartymcpoopybottom

Legally and morally not the a**hole. Invest for your kid's future! 👍

Wylgrim | Wylgrim

NTA! Don't owe your ex anything. Give back as charity 💜

socialjusticecleric7 | socialjusticecleric7

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