This man inherited his grandmother’s house along with a sum of money. He sold the house and bought a new property and a car but his ex wife is angry and demanding more child support.
The Man Has Been Divorced for Five Years
He explained, “I got divorced five years ago and I lost a lot. My ex got the apartment and our car. I was okay with it because she had our children and I wanted everything to be as stable as possible for them. I ended up moving in with my grandmother to make ends meet.”
They Navigated Co-Parenting
The man spent a lot of time with his kids and never missed a child support payment. He added, “My ex and I were doing a decent job of being co-parents, I think.”
He Was His Grandmother’s Caregiver
He is an only child and his parents couldn’t help him with a place to live after the divorce. The man ended up moving in with his grandmother and looked after her full-time when she became ill.
The Man Got an Inheritance
Recently, his grandmother passed away. He explained, “My grandmother made me her main beneficiary when she passed away. All that she said was to take care of my kids.”
He Bought a House and a Car
The man sold his grandmother’s house and bought himself his own property and a car. He added, “Her house was old and not in a great neighborhood for kids. I also put money into my children’s education fund.”
His Ex Wife Was Furious
He clarified, “When my ex found out what I did she got upset. She said that I owed her more child support now.” She claimed that he had screwed her over. He shared his opinion, “I now have a good reliable car for work and a nice, small house in a good neighborhood for when I have the kids with me.”
The Man Checked With His Lawyer
The man consulted his lawyer about the situation. He explained, “Money from an inheritance, the sale of a house, or a lottery win does not count as income. If I had invested the money instead then the interest would count as income.”
He and His Ex Wife are Arguing
The man doesn’t believe that he’s in the wrong but his ex wife disagrees. He clarified, “I used my inheritance to buy a house and a car instead of investing it. Since I did not increase my income I do not have to increase my child support.”
Is He in the Wrong?
Was he wrong with how he used the inheritance? Should he increase his child support payments?
He Turned to the Internet for Advice
The majority of users supported him. One said, “It sounds like you spent several years living tight. You bought a small home and a reliable car, both things that will benefit your kids. You put money in their education funds. It sounds like you’re being really responsible with the money and she’s just mad that she doesn’t benefit from it.”
Another Person Gave Their Perspective
“I think the ex’s main issue here is that he is now in a stable position where he can potentially go back to court and ask for more custody of the kids which would mean less child support for the ex.”
Someone Else Commented
“Sorry not sorry, but your EX is just mad that SHE isn’t getting money, not your kids. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. You have a right to have a nice home and a car, especially for your kids.”
Another User Shared Their Opinion
“She wants hubby benefits without a hubby relationship. He showed responsibility by putting money into an education account. Which he legally didn’t have to either. She just wants all his money AFTER the divorce.”
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