My husband just found out he has a 17yr & the mom doesn't want us to have a relationship with the child, she's just asking for child support &we're not happy. The mom states that she knew he was the father and withheld this info for 17yrs. Will retro/back support be ordered?... Read more »
A lot going on here and let me say you need to get an attorney involved to make sure this all goes as quickly as possible. So to answer one of your questions you should definitely hire an attorney. Venues in Alabama vary on whether they will reach back to charge a father with back child support...Read more »
I have read several conflicting things, some stating that support continues if the kid is 19 but is unemployed and attends college. Is this the case in Alabama as of 2020,or is it possible to terminate child support simply based on the child now being a legal adult?
Child support terminates upon the child attaining the age of 19 years, the age of majority in Alabama. You may petition the court for college expenses if the child is attending college. But you must do it while the child is not yet 19. Good luck!
I was told to by the DHR rep to fill out the form CS-47,Child Support Information Sheet,saying they need information on both parties to stop the arrears and I need to write up a petition explaining what I want modified. It's the petition done by the courts/Lawyers ? Looking at this form CS-37... Read more »
They need CS-47 just to file it. Then CS-37 is actually what needs to accompany it. And you won’t need a lawyer for either of those forms. Where it says attorney put the words “pro se” in that area. Good luck!
I made contact with the child support office in Shelby County, AL the office say I need to fill out a petition, she tells me CS-47, 'Petition for Termination upon Payment of Arrears' is that the petition I'm suppose to fill out. I just want some straight answers, so I can stop any... Read more »
My fiance strongly doubts his paternity for his alleged child and will be taking a DNA test soon to prove otherwise. If he ends up not being the father will he still owe child support or back child support.
The father will have to agree to let your grandmother adopt your daughter, it’s not just your decision. And if he doesn’t agree then he gets her since you don’t want her and you’ll have to pay him child support. Think long and hard about what you’re doing. Good luck..
He can go to jail for Rape 2nd degree. You are too young to give consent in Alabama therefore he would be having sex with a child which is against the law in Alabama. And if you had a baby, then that would be living, breathing proof that he committed the crime. Don’t do it, he will have to...Read more »
Because she is a minor. Anytime a minor is listed on court documents it’s “by and through” the parent of the minor. The age of majority in Alabama is 19, so she has to have her mothers name on the documents.
I have two kids, one will turn 19 in August of 2021. My ex- husband pays one amount for both, how is child support determined once the oldest child turned 19? Am I responsible, if the my ex-husband doesn’t request the payments to stop for the oldest child turns 19?
You have to go to the clerks office and fill out a CS-44 Affidavit for Termination if Withholding Order for Support. It is stating to the court that the children have reached the age of majority and you are no longer obligated to pay support. Congratulations!!
And verbally abuse me. I did a protection order but he held me hostage so I couldn’t go he also threaten me If I go back that he will hurt me and take our child. How can I collect child support and not let him be around my child? He sell drugs and is not a stable person.
My ex wife has gotten my whole family drug tested in past cases. All clean of course. Anyway, this is not for custody just child support. And I know my son has been partaking in weed. Though I’ve never caught him. It’s blatant. And if he does get tested, what will happen to my other children at... Read more »
Hello. She would need to ask the Court's permission or get him to submit to a test voluntarily. Weed is illegal in Alabama. It is against the law to partake, have possession of it, sell it, etc. You have an obligation to your other children to protect them from illegal drugs. Thank you for...Read more »
The fathers child lives with his parents and the whole situation is unsafe to me for the child to stay their and also 2 hrs away over night the whole weekend. Is their anything against that till at least she can talk and tell me what is going on. Especially she has slept with me since the day she... Read more »
My ex and I are not married, we have 2 kids and are separated. At this time I have a pfa against him and nothing was ordered of child support at the pfa hearing the judge just told him he needed to pay cs. Can we have a written/verbal agreement and it be legal. He is willing to pay child support... Read more »
Hello. No, it will not be legal unless and until it is a court order. Otherwise, you are at his mercy of when and how much he decides to pay. Contact DHR or hire an attorney to file for CS. Thanks for your question.
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