child support for stepparent

United States
May 4, 2007 5:51am CST
Well my husband went to court yesterday with his exwife...she was trying to get child support for two kids that are hers..now dont get me wrong my husband loves these kids to death and wants to help some..but excuse me...go after there father who is paying ZEROOO..We we won and the lawyer had the case dismissed but the sad thing is..my husband's lawyer took him aside and had a little talk with him. He said that he had spoken with the ex's lawyer and evidently she has told the children all about her taking my husband to court for child support and how he does not love them anymore because he does not want to support them...well excuse me we do support those kids all the time...clothes, food, and one even has an infant which we are always purchasing for...man my husband was so upset last night. He finally got ahold of the oldest daughter who said she was upset by what her mother had told her and after talking with her stepdad seemed to be okay and possibly is coming over today for the weekend...I just cannot believe that she would do such a terrible thing to those kids..do parents not think about what is going to help the kids instead of hurt them emotionally...
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@carolscash (9501)
• United States
28 May 07
That is awful and I can't imagine that she would want to hurt her children like that. It seems like to be that more people use their children as pawns in the divorce process than they use their heads. It seems to be that she would be thankful that your husband is offering to help those kids as he is not legally responsible for them and honestly would not have to do anything for them. The kids real dad is the one who should be paying for them. SHe needs to allow them to know that your husband still cares enough to help with them.
@rusty2rusty (6767)
• Defiance, Ohio
28 May 07
It is a good possiblity that the lady is stressing so much for money. That she is not using her head and thinking of what the affects will be on her children when she tells them things like that. I am glad your oldest has made contact with your husband and was able to set things straight. But I still can't figure out why th elady thought she could get child support from your husband and not the father. Does she feel stupid now? Does th ekids know your husband is not their real father?
@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
10 May 07
Why was she going after him for child support when he isn't the biological father? Those poor kids didn't have to go through this. I think the mother should of left it alone. Some things kids don't need to hear. I hope your husband can come accross to those girls and they know that he does love them. good luck with everything!
@KissThis (3008)
• United States
6 May 07
I think that she is a greedy selfish person. What she said to those children is wrong. I hope that your husband is able to set the children straight. Its not ight for any parent to down grade another parent just because they don't get everything their way. She should have been happy that he was willing to remain in the childrens lives and that he helped buy them things. He didn't need to do any of that but he did because he loves those children.
• United States
4 May 07
Sadly enough some people think more about money and possessions than they do people and that is a shame since possessions come and go but it sounds like your hubby was still there even though he did not have to be. It sounds like you have a wonderful hubby there and I am sorry he had to go through something like this since he sounds like a truely nice guy. Have a great day!!!