Should I pay attorney fees for the mother of my child filing child support papers?

Question: 

Should I pay attorney fees for the mother of my child filing child support papers?

I have paid half of the hospital bill for the birth of our child, as requested from mother. I have paid for all of the child needs when with me . We split transportation to and from when trading off baby . I live alone and pay all my bills myself , she lives with her parents . I pay for daycare when I have the baby . We split the care for the child, the baby is with me half of the time. In my response to the child support do I share all this information. I feel like we have already created a good system and I am wondering why she is filing for child support. Should I have to pay for the attorney fees of her filing child support papers?

Answer: 

If mom has filed court paperwork regarding Legal Decision Making/Support/Parenting Time issues and is asking that you be required to pay her attorneys fees, you should file a Response, stating among other things, that each party pay their own attorneys fees.

Good luck!

Patrick Sampair
The Sampair Group, PLLC

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