I paid child support faithfully for 11 years. During that time I incurred numerous expenses for the child that my ex never paid me back for. Car insurance and repairs, legal fees, cell phone, medical, tutor expenses.She verbally agreed to pay half of those expenses. Total is roughly $10k of which I feel 50% should be her responsibility.
When she went after me for additional child support I counterclaimed for the unpaid expenses and the court only awarded to me those expenses covered specifically in the divorce decree (educational and medical expenses) and said they had no authority, short of extraordinary circumstances, to award me payment for these other expenses. Question is can I take her to small claims court to recover the remaining money owed? She will deny owing of course.