I am new to this sight and from reading the other posts, I feel this is a good group. My husband got custody of his 2 daughters 5 years ago. We have been married for 4. Their mother really gave us a hard time right after the girls came to live with us. It seemed that Chilren and Youth Services were at our door every other week. Finally, after things calmed down, he took her for support. Her court order was 150.00/month. Ridiculous amount for 2 teenage girls, but that wasn't even the bad part. She has not made a payment, except for the 2 times that she had a bench warrent put out for her. She disappeared for 3 years and is now over 5200.00 in arrears. The last time she was incarcerated, she wanted a hearing to have her support lowered or even stopped while she was in jail. Come on, they have never done that for any man I know. Fortunately, her request was denied. My whole thing is that I have been with my husband for 7 years, and when the girls lived with her, he paid his support every month, and if he got behind the judge was sending out the sherriffs' to arrest him. I don't see how this is fair. She gave birth to them and only wants to be a mom when it suits her. Forget the support. We have already conlcuded that is something that we will never see. His work has been slow this year and a little extra money would have been appreciated. She has never helped with school supplies, or clothes. There has not even been any birthday or Christmas presents in 5 years. My husband and I both feel that the court doesn't treat men and women as equals in this situation. Does anyone have any advice about what my husband I should do to try to get this matter resolved. I am even up for her to sign off and let me adopt the girls. We have spoken to the girls about this and they have said that they are cool with that. I would appreciate any advice at all.
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