My husband has been paying child support for 10 yrs to his ex wife whom he had 2 children with. His ex lives in texas with her new husband and their 11 year old daughter. For about a year and a half he was laid off and stopped paying. Since he is working (about 5 years he has been paying as scheduled and pays an additional amt for back support. It is automatic through courts. His oldest son moved to az right after graduation and is now 20 and daughter is 17. His daughter has lived with us March2008-June 2009 for a year while she was 16 and attended school here. She currently lives in AZ with maternal grandparents.