I think more research needs to go into the application for state assistance since after you file for state assistance the child support agency gets involved.
My ex girlfriend and I broke up and she moved out of the house and did not have a residence for awhile. She then moved into a house where she could not have our daughter overnight. Throughout this time she would see our daughter a few hours a couple days a week. She then left the state for a year and a half. During this time I did not receive any support from her. She came back in August and fought for shared placement and custody and won due to the fact that she had a place to live where she could take our daughter overnight. Before the actual custody case was closed she stated that she could no longer take our daughter overnight due to her "ex-boyfriend" wasn't comfortable with the actions of a child during the times that he is home. She now takes her at most 6 hours a day 4 days a week. Since I work nights she drops our child off to my fiance and she takes care of her till I get home in the morning. She has since filed for assistance and child support is now coming after me for support. I am concerned that since she has no plans on changing her situation that she will receive assistance and support and not see our child since she would use the daycare assistance for the time that she has her now. How can the state ask me to essentially support a dead beat mom?!