It sounds like your Dad just paid the court costs. He still owes your mom for the child support.
If for example, one is currently on welfare due to an injury being disabled and cannot work, and had received welfare health insurance and food stamps which were provided for several years to them as help assistance to survive,
and during that time you were being seen by various doctors who provided you care and prescribed various medicine while you were on welfare and injured for which their health insurance had paid, and as a result of this you could not work nor support yourself during all that time.
And then all of a sudden if your last surviving parents should pass away leaving you all of their several paid off properties and/or bank accounts, that they had owned which they had rented or had lived in that belonged to them, but which would now belong to you as per their will., but yet you are still injured and disabled.
Do you then need to come off from welfare since you would inherit such ?
And if so, afterwards would you need to pay back anything to the welfare system from all those years that you had received the welfare assistance yet still you are in bad shape but now own and have all of the properties which were left to you by your parents when the died ?
Yes, this is how it is concerning child support in the US if the mother is on welfare...
If they haven’t already done so, they may also try to get your father to pay medical bills for the child he owed child support for....
It seems really strange.. but then again I am only speaking from a NZ perspective.. One does not pay back money for being on welfare..
If it is for child support then he would have to pay that money .. as ordered by the Tax Department..
Interesting why he would have to pay for your mothers court fees? Unless they were married at the time.. otherwise she would have been able to apply for legal aid..
So, one it depends on the country in which you live as there are differences in what one has to pay concerning welfare issues in the court..
If a person is getting aide and the father is known then they make him pay the afdc charges. If the father is not known then he will not be charged.
What you describe is not someone on welfare paying anything back, it's directing a fine to the court for making someone be on welfare. Your mom didn't pay anything back.
In USA, if you collect SSI disability,you have to pay it back if you come into money, but SSI is NOT welfare. I undertand that welfare is just kept no matter what happens later.
I too was on welfare briefly and had to pay it all back. It came out of the child support that hadn't been paid in years. I wouldn't have even had to be on welfare in the first place if the child support had been paid when it was supposed to! A**hole!
In the UK this is certainly the case. We have an organisation called the CSA who are tasked with makeing absent parents pay child support. The true purpose is to reduce the goverments tax burden for child support and there actions have resulted in upset to many lives including suicide