You can commence a Paternity action and seek support orders; both parties have the duty to support their child and if there are public benefits involved, the government has the ability to go forward to seek paternity adjudication regardless of whether you are interested in pursuing the matter.
Recently my sons father contacted me for the first time after not having heard a word from him three years and wanted to see my son. Prior to this he had only seen him twice when my son was three and then went to prison for two years. Legal paternity has not been established nor is his name on my... Read more »
You open with saying that no custody orders exist. If no custody orders exist then what the father is doing is not in violation of any court orders. That's why the police can't help you. File a parentage action and ask for sole legal and physical custody. Concurrently with your...Read more »
I’ve been paying child support for my 2 children, ages 18 and 21, which one is special needs. My special needs son has recently passed away and my 18 yr old is still in school and working. Am I still obligated to pay the full amount till she is 19 or does my child support automatically reduce to... Read more »
I have 2 children to two women. I am currently just paying arrears in child support because the children are over the age of 18. Does the payments stop over a certain amount of time or will I be paying them until they are fully paid off? This is for the state of West Virginia. I live in Florida.
There is a chance, although probably very unlikely. The earliest a child support modification becomes effective is generally the month after the action to increase child support was filed. This can be later if the party wasn't served the same month the case was filed. You also aren't...Read more »
they were removed from my care based on lies stated from a officer which I have solid proof that accusations were untrue. The state took emergency custody based off of this lie of a statement. How do I stand up for myself?
When a child is removed from a parent due to allegations of abuse or neglect, the parent will be appointed an attorney at the first hearing if they can't afford counsel. If you can't afford an attorney, you should request an attorney appointed and then speak with the attorney about your...Read more »
Can I be ordered to pay child support if I've taken no DNA test or been served with a summons to appear in court? A lady says I'm the dad but never put my name on the birth certificate. She is getting state benefits for the child and listed me as the dad in order to get food stamps. But... Read more »
You will need to request that support be terminated for the eldest child. You can either do that by affidavit or by motion. That would also mean that child support should be recalculated to reflect one child.
We live in FL (3 yr) The mother lived in IL. She got a divorce and moved to Dubuque, Iowa. She also was ordered to change her name in her divorce, to her maiden name, her name was H** before her second marriage, but her original maiden name was C**, we aren't sure which name she will legally... Read more »
No, the Florida courts will probably not obtain jurisdiction to modify the Illinois child support judgment. For the Illinois review hearing, you should ask your question in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Illinois > Family Law.
i'm 25 years old I am disabled and my dad has been in arrears for a while he finally filed taxes after 3 years & notified me that I should be getting a lump sum payment. Is my Biological mother entitled to the funds even though I never lived with her & someone else raised me and is my... Read more »
I'm in Oklahoma the law is I do not have to pay 243.00 and the rear should be paid since i have been paying since may 2019. My question is do my son get the SS and child support and l yet have a rear. my rear is about 4,000.00 and going up.
My friend is currently living with their grandmother because their mother is trying to get up and off of her feet and get them a house of their own, but their Grandmother and Grandmother's boyfriend are threatening to kick them out again, and then they'll be back on the streets again.... Read more »
Your question makes it sound as if you already have the court order. Only Courts (Judges) may sign Orders. Did a judge sign an order for you? I can't think so. If that had happened it would already be filed. So....... you will first need to file an application for citation of contempt and...Read more »
My ex-girlfriend moved back in with her father a few weeks ago and took both our children with her. I have been taking care of her and our children for the past 10 months. She has been threatening to take me to court if I don't agree to pay her $600 in child support. I am currently not... Read more »
If she no longer lives with you, you will have to pay something more than nothing. For now, give her at least $300, but you will need to adjust your budget because support will be owed. There is no way for anyone to tell you how much, because it is a mathematical formula that takes into account a...Read more »
In MO. Child turns 18 in Nov. of his senior year of high school. Child support must be paid until completion of H.S. Does child support contunue through the summer if he is planning on attending college?
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