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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Arizona on
Q: I want full custody when my daughters born. Her father & I are not married. can I file for child support & have full cus

My babies father is violent, a drug user, a felon & I have documented reports with the police of the abuse. We are not married. I filed an OOP against him, & will be filing one immediately for her against him when she is born. How can I file for child support & still keep 100% full... Read more »

Randi Sirlin
Randi Sirlin answered on Jan 16, 2022

He will have a right to see her if he is clean, but you would want to ask for supervised parenting time at his expense at a court affiliated parenting skills center or no parenting time if he is using.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Michigan on
Q: If my son's father has not paid child support or seen his son/reached out for 2 years can I file and get full custody?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 16, 2022

I would think so, if you don't already have full custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Arizona on
Q: I have a question. I want to divorced my husband I have 3 kids and I don t have a place to go live can he pay for us.

Been married for almost 13 years just started working 3 years ago but I won't make it to pay rent.

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent answered on Jan 15, 2022

Yes, it's possible. You will need to ask for spousal maintenance, and will likely need to ask for temporary spousal maintenance. Whether or not a Court will actually order spousal maintenance is a different question and probably only be answered after a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Hi, If you are married and child support end, what if you get a divorce. Can you get child support back from him?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 15, 2022

Your question is a little confusing. Are you saying there was a support order in place that ended, but you were married the whole time? A subsequent divorce would not entitle you to recover child support that was ordered and paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Michigan on
Q: I was in prison for 4 year total. The state of Michigan still charged Me almost 500 a month in support
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 15, 2022

Typically, the burden is on you to show the friend of the court you are incarcerated so that payments may be suspended. You now likely have arreages. Best thing you can do is contact the friend of the court and work from there. Don't wait until they start taking enforcement action such as a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How to pursue past due expenditures related to no child support in 9 months, while waiting for divorce to be finalized?

I have been waiting for my husband to provide his check subs and sign the divorce documents for overstate vorce documents for over 6 months now. He has not provided any support for his children since may 2021. I would like to know how to proceed with pursuing past due expenditures for the last 9... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 14, 2022

As long as he's not paying you, he has no incentive to sign. You can file for divorce, ask for a hearing for child support going forward as well as reimbursement for past expenses. Speak to an experienced family law attorney about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: Who has custody of the parents weren't married?

The child is 2yo boy. The parents were never married. The mother has filed for child support through DHR (pending) and no custody has be arranged or started. The mother tried to press charges for DV but they were dropped. The mother was given 7 days to leave with their child and her other 2... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Jan 13, 2022

Thank you for the question. Neither party has legal custody of the child until a court order is issued. The mother has filed a case in a certain state, if she leaves, there are jurisdictional issues that may be raised by the court or the father if she moves or fails to pursue the case. Of course... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: Child turned 18, graduated high school and is employed, can I petition to have child support dropped?
Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Jan 12, 2022

Thank you for your question. Nineteen is the age of majority in Alabama. If your child is completely self-supporting financially, and you can prove it, then the Court may allow a modification but it's not a guarantee based on what you've said. Best of luck!

4 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Arizona on
Q: Can I stop a court proceedings if I feel I need a lawyer? May I ask the judge to hold the proceeding if I need a lawyer?

I feel I may need to ask for representation in a family court case. I have court tomorrow and if I feel I need a lawyer can I ask the judge to stop and allow me to get one?

John R Gaertner Jr
John R Gaertner Jr answered on Jan 12, 2022

You can request a continuance to retain an attorney. The Motion may not be granted but it is worth the attempt. You should contact an attorney immediately to seek representation so that you can inform the Judge that you have already began the process of securing representation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Hi. I’m a lawful permanent resident. I’m in Texas and currently needing advise with regards to divorce/child support.

I’m a lawful perm resident. I came along with my two minor kids to usa on a k1/k2 visa. My husband signed both ai-134 and I 864.We also had a child during our marriage who is now 3.He moved out after we experienced ongoing issues regarding abuse towards myself and my children.We have been... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jan 12, 2022

More information is needed, perhaps, but this is likely more of a divorce question than immigration. You are a lawful permanent resident, not a conditional resident, correct? You should file for citizenship by naturalization, since you seem to have been a lawful permanent resident/conditional... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Puerto Rico on
Q: I live in the states but have a child support case in Puerto Rico. I can never get in contact with anyone.

My balance is outrageous and based off incorrect information. I never got to see the child. Just looking for information on how to go about this situation.

Jose M. Rivera Santos
Jose M. Rivera Santos answered on Jan 12, 2022

Greetings

If your child support payment is based on false information you can always file for review and provide the proper information so the agency can correct the calculations.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can father use past money given against present child support case
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 11, 2022

Any money given to the mother, after the date that the child support motion was filed, can be credited against arrears, ongoing or future child support, IF the father can prove it was paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Massachusetts on
Q: Can an unmarried mother of two children request retroactive child support when initially filing for child support?

Seeking retroactive child support back to the date the kids and I moved out. (4-5 years ago). We were never married and he is the father- on the birth certificate of both children.

This is a new child support request. We previously had a verbal agreement for weekly payments that he has not... Read more »

Brian Waller
Brian Waller answered on Jan 11, 2022

Usually, a retroactive order can only go back as far as the date the opposing party was served with the complaint for child support. If there has never been an order previously, you may have the ability to argue for retroactive support back to the child's date of birth, but it would depend if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I got a divorce in Massachusetts, I did not ask for child support at the time. Can I ask now?

I now live in Texas, and I’m Active duty Coast Guard. My daughter is 6 years old. I have her for school year and the father gets her for holiday days summer. He does not pay child support at this time. And he refuses to help pay for day care. Occasionally he sends money for clothing.

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed answered on Jan 10, 2022

Yes, you can. You could file a suit to modify your current court order and request child support. You should first register your current court order in the county where the child resides.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Can I sue child support enforcement officials for dereliction of duties ? Resulting in financial loss and unnecessary

Arrearages. Resulting in lost wages and the unnecessary monthly revenue lost by reviews. Witch could have been avoided if the county attorneys office had simply filed paper work 6 years prior ,to my case and not allowed alleged arrears to build over 6 year period . As a result I lost on average 8... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 10, 2022

No. The state has sovereign immunity.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Does child support end the last day of high school or the actual graduation day. HS ends almost a week before graduation
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Jan 9, 2022

At graduation provided that the child has also turned 18.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My husband wants too file a divorce but not include the children

He wants me too say that we have no minor children in order to get divorced sooner

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Jan 9, 2022

When you file any documents with the court you have to sign a verification saying it is true and correct. If you are later found out to have knowingly lied to the Court you can be charged with committing purgery, which can carry jail time. You should speak with an attorney to make sure you are... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: Can you get in trouble if petitioner doesn’t provide correct address to receive response?

Custody case I tried mailing response but person did not put full/correct address on court papers but paper were filed in court.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Jan 9, 2022

A person has to be accurate with their address with the court and failing to do so may be a false statement or it may be an inadvertent mistake depending on the inaccuracy. Also, people often are not aware that they have an obligation to update their address if they relocate.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Arizona on
Q: Can i seek payment when the other parent wants me to watch our kid during his scheduled parenting time?

Live in Arizona. Have 50/50 split custody/parenting time. If Parent A asks Parent B to watch the child  during Parent A's scheduled parenting time because Parent A has to work, can Parent B seek payment from Parent A for watching the child as in charge for child care services?... Read more »

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent answered on Jan 9, 2022

You can certainly ask for it. Most likely, the other parent would have to agree. If the other parent does not agree, I'm not sure it's worth going to Court for.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Whet can i find the official status for la rev stat 14:75? Is there a free option?

My ex is suing me for child support. He makes way more money than me and has historically used his money and power given to him by the courts to get me to do what he wants. I have another child in my custody and her father who is a disabled amputee. He lives in another state with my son and I... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 8, 2022

You need to consult with a child support lawyer because your question is unintelligible.

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