Not necessarily. The issue for the Court is going to be the 'best interest of the child" so the proof you will need to provide will be why the child would be better off in your custody.
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I cannot answer this question based on the information provided. Need additional information such as the capacity of the wife and husband, how children became POA for the husband, why they want the wife to pay at this point, etc.
You can always sue. The issue is whether you can collect. Is he paying pursuant to a court order or an arrangement the two of you worked out? If a court order is involved it will be easier to get restitution than if it is based on your own agreement.
DC is a "no fault" state which means you can get a divorce if you meet the basic criteria (voluntary separation for 6 months with no cohabitation (i.e. no sex) - which means that you both agreed to the separation or involuntary separation for 12 months without cohabitation prior to the date of the filing of the complaint for divorce. In addition, one of the parties has to have been a resident of DC for at least 6 months. The remainder of your issues will go to property division and support...