Me and my ex husband got a divorce several years ago in the divorce papers it says he has to pay 100 a month. Now he is telling me he doesn't have to give me anything cause he draws SSI, is this true?
Whether your ex-husband receives SSI or some other source of money that is not considered "income," at least for purposes of child support calculations, that does not matter re: his obligation to financially support his offspring. He is not exempt from financially supporting his offspring whether he works, doesn't work, receives illegal drug sale proceeds (generally speaking), gets SSI or Social Security Disability, receives worker's compensation, etc.; though there may obviously be difficulties trying to collect from him.
I would contact a family law attorney and discuss this with them. There are various ways to try to calculate a reasonable amount of "income" to an individual, esp. if they are capable of working, within reason, but they choose not to, for example. Also, the law provides for various incentives to make a person fulfill their child support obligations, such as removing their passport privileges, driving privileges, seizing tax refunds, filing liens, etc..
No, this is not true. Your ex-husband must continue to pay the amount ordered within the existing order until either that order is modified or his obligation expires pursuant to the terms of the order.
I hope this information helps answer your question(s).
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