i have been divorced for 5yrs, i have 2 children, my ex husband and i have joint custody, i am domicilary parent. my youngest daughter and i were in an automobile accident a year ago and i am now being that her settlement will be issued to her father. WHY?
she has not seen him in over a year, nor has she spoken to him in over 6months, he does pay child support faithfully each month. why does he get the check
2 Answers from Attorneys
It shouldn't belong to either of you. The proper procedure would be to have a tutor appointed and have the money designated for the benefit of the child somehow.
What I believe is you misunderstood. As joint custodians of the child, the check would be made payable to both of you as natural tutors of the child.