My husband has custody of his 17 yr old son. He has had him for 11 years and during that time his ex wife has rarely paid any child support. When his children were younger, (there were 3 others who are now grown) he didn't pursue it because he didn't want to upset the children with a big fight over support. But now there is only the 17 yr old left. His ex owes $9400 in back payments to this boy. He has considered finally going after her for payments, but she is currently applying for Social Security income due to (she claims) disablities which prevent her from working. Turns out that in Ohio, if you are applying for SSI you can't be made responsible for Child support! Does this seem fair? Has anyone else heard of this? She really wants custody of my stepson, but we suspect its only to get support payments from my husband. How old does my stepson have to be before he is too old to require payment if she does manage to get custody?
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