I'm hoping someone will be able to shed some light on my situation.
My father has been paying child support to my mother for my brothers and I for many years. We are all well past the age of 18 but he never sent a court order to have the payments stopped. I've always assumed that he was paying out of the kindness of his heart. We all have a relationship with him and he's never once mentioned that he didn't want to pay it anymore.
I've recently moved out of my mother's house and she finally received a letter from family court for the cessation of child support. She aggrees that this is fair, everyone agrees that this is fair. BUT, in the letter it states that he is seeking repayment of support for the three of us from the age of 18. This is a great deal of money...amounting to somewhere in the neighborhood of 100,000.00.
Naturally, I called him to ask if he is truly seeking repayment. We all agree that he is well within his rights to cease the payments but REPAYMENT? He says the lawyer put it in the letter and that he is not truly seeking repayment but my gut tells me otherwise.
I'm sick at the thought of my poor mother having to repay all of that money when she used it to help put us through school.
Has anyone else experienced this?