08-10-2009, 01:24 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
| | Re: Child tax benefit
Each person (at least where I am) is responsible for an specific $ amount of child support. Of course she doesn't write a check to herself, but the court will have an amount that she pays and an amount you pay. (on mine I pay double what my ex does, but since I have custody the majority of the time he has to pay me) As long as he has food, clothes, a home, etc. you can't say the money wasn't used for him. Unfortunately in the U.S. the parent that has the child in their custody 50% of the time or more is the parent that gets the tax credit (according to the IRS). If you want it to be different, then try and get your child more days throughout the year.
If child support where you are is anything like here, there is no way she'll be able to pay all her bills and not work just on child support alone.