So ex and I finally came to an agreement for an increased child support amount. We went and signed the papers last week. I thought all was good and hunky dory until yesterday, when he texted me at work asking me to drop the case. WTH? I don't know what his motive is so I asked him. His lame response was he doesn't want the courts involved in his life or finances. As of right now the money comes directly out of his paycheck. What difference is it to him if he writes me out a check every two weeks or it's taken out automatically? He tried telling me that if I drop the case, I won't have a couple of days delay after his payday like I do with child support. I don't mind the delay. I usually get paid two or three days right after payday and that's fine with me. I told him so. He still keeps pressuring me. He texted again today asking me to please drop the case. This man is giving me anxiety attacks. I know he's going to start in with the threats and unkind words when I tell him I refuse to drop it. For now I'm just ignoring him. I know I will eventually have to confront him because he will be seeing the kids next weekend. Speaking of seeing the kids, suddenly he's starting to actually spend time with them and take them to the pool, etc, when he used to do absolutely nothing with them. It wasn't until I mentioned to him that the kids do not like it much there because they never do anything that he finally started paying interest. Again, I don't know what his motive is. Last I talked to him he told me he wants the kids to be living with him by next school year. I don't know if he still feels that way. Right now I feel as if this man will do anything to get out of paying child support. I think he is trying to win my kids over by paying them all of this extra attention. Oh, and the evil stepwitch screamed at my son last weekend and his dad FINALLY stood up for him and told the kids that she had no right to do it. She made my son cry. It's about damn time he stood up for one of my kids although he suffered that weekend as a repercussion. According to difficult child 1 he slept in the living room the following night, LMAO! I am glad he's finally admitting that his wife's behavior towards my kids is absolutely uncalled for. I just wish I knew what his motive was, or if he is finally starting to come around. Either way, I am not dropping this damn child support case and I have a feeling he is going to make me pay dearly for it.