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LEGAL DEFINITION OF WHAT IS CONSIDERED ALIMONY AND CHILD SUPPORT

Q: Can goods and services be exchanged in lieu of alimony or child support? My ex decided that he has paid for other things, I never agreed to nor does he have the receipts for these items with my name on it. He has also claimed that the checks written out to cash and endorsed by himself was money paid to me. No depisit shows on my bank statemenI. I know he never gave cash to me. He would really be considered a foolish Banker being in the industry to do something like that. It seems almost outrageous to me. Especially knowing the conditions in which I live because of him not paying alimony and child-support,

A: David’s Answer: The short answer is no – exchange of gifts or services in lieu of court-ordered maintenance or child support must be expressly denominated as such by the recipient. Otherwise, they’ll presumably be considered a gift by the court. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Child Support attorney for a full assessment.

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