Court order ends 6/2023 how soon can mother request extension for college
answered on Mar 8, 2023
In Florida, unless your settlement agreement said something about college, child support terminates on eighteenth birthday or high school graduation. No extensions. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
I have been paying 800 per month for three years and she won't sign the papers. Our divorce is uncontested and we have agreed on all of our own terms. Nothing legally has been filed. Can I stop paying my support payments to encourage her to sign?
answered on Mar 8, 2023
If and when your divorce is finalized there will be a child support obligation. You will receive credit for any payments made voluntarily towards child support. As long as you recognize that you will owe child support and there is no court order now that you pay child support you have no current... Read more »
Both kids are over 21and both custodial parents are deceased. How do I resolve this case so my bench warrant in florida can be cleared
answered on Mar 7, 2023
You need to resolve the child support issue with whatever court issued the order. If you believe that there is no longer an obligation then file a motion with the court explaining why. If the court agrees then the arrearage can be resolved. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
I am a signer, but have no ownership rights. Also they are asking for his personal accounts, which I am not on either. I do not have any bank accounts at this time. My minor children have savings accounts. Please help me
answered on Mar 6, 2023
Has your former husband filed a Supplemental Petition For Modification?
Have you been served?
Was there a Marital Settlement Agreement ?
Note Child Support is always modifiable as long as the child has not reached the age of 18 or 19expected to graduate High School by age 19... Read more »
Can some from child support call me from their personal cell?
Can child support text me without my consent?
Can the FTC regulate Child Support Services?
answered on Mar 4, 2023
The laws related to child support services and debt collection can be found in the federal Child Support Enforcement Act (42 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) and the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. § 41 et seq.).
Regarding your specific questions:
It is not recommended for child support... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2023
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In September 2022 my husband filled a request for an adjustment in child support, based on a substantial decrease in income and an increase in bills. In response to this request, his ex served him with a lawsuit. Asking for both more money, and less visitation. The original request was then... Read more »
answered on Feb 27, 2023
I can only answer based on Florida law. If your child support case is in Florida then you can ask the court to compel her compliance with the discovery process (exchange of financial documents). The motion to compel will have a deadline which can then be escalated to a motion for contempt. It is... Read more »
I pay my child support every week, it comes directly out of my check from work. More than the original court ordered amount is withdrawn and put towards back pay to the arrears. Even still, the department of revenue is increasing my arrears every week. Last week it went up $83.55. Why is this... Read more »
answered on Feb 26, 2023
If you pay through the central depository/ state disbursement unit you should have an online account. You can review an accounting of your payments and additions. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
And they're trying to suspend my license I have court tomorrow I filed today for another modification through the judicial court does that still buy me time to get back in court to show that I'm doing my part and they won't suspend my license
answered on Feb 21, 2023
You are always able to motion the court to not suspend your driving privilege. The court wants you to work to earn money to pay the child support. Explain that you cannot work without your drivers license. As long as you can demonstrate that you are making your best efforts to work and pay your... Read more »
The court decree states "THAT the plaintiff/Father shall maintain appropriate full medical insurance coverage for the minor children. The parties shall do a 50/50 split on uninsured medical, dental, psychological, orthodontic, and prescription expenses. When a party pays an expense as... Read more »
answered on Feb 19, 2023
The cost of the health insurance is the father’s responsibility.
The language cited does not mention dental insurance. Either parent can, but is not required to, provide dental insurance. But the language cited does not require either parent to reimburse the other for the cost of dental... Read more »
answered on Feb 15, 2023
No. This type of payment would fall under equitable distribution (the division of assets and liabilities) and not income. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
Mother behind in rent from loss of job on 10/31. Mother back at work 12/19. She's trying to get caught up.
answered on Feb 13, 2023
Timesharing and child support are two separate issues. You cannot have timesharing taken away because you are not paying child support. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
Daughter was on medicaid and I got a new job where I can add her on now, my ex never put her on her work insurance and can't until November and medicaid PPE is expiring in May, My ex is upset and wants me to look at 3rd party coverages versus my job. I want to make sure my daughter is covered... Read more »
answered on Feb 13, 2023
Obviously it is better if the two parents can agree. Does your agreement say which parent has the responsibility to provide health insurance for the children? You should do whatever is in the best interests of the child as long as you can justify your actions if challenged. Child support is always... Read more »
The document states pursuant to Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration but the child has lived in Florida for the duration of the child support payments.
answered on Feb 13, 2023
Based on your question the Alabama rule would apply. More specifically, if you are asking about child support, you go back to the court (State) that issued the child support order for definitions, not where the child lives. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
Judge allowed mother to temp relocate back to NY. I have to pay travel expense for my son who is 5 years old which consist of flight ($300-$500) in addition unaccompanied minor fee ($300RT).
answered on Feb 8, 2023
Generally speaking, when a party is unemployed, for child support purposes, they are imputed (assumed) to be earning minimum wage. If you cannot afford the timesharing based on a minimum wage income then you should return to court and ask for a modification. Because this can be a complex issue... Read more »
now 18 and state of Fl sent father letter saying he no longer had to pay child support. Mother filed again in Puerto Rico since they recognize a child until age 21. Does father still have to pay even though FL said he doesn’t because the child is now 18 and considered an adult in FL?
answered on Feb 1, 2023
You need to look at which jurisdiction (state) issued the child support order. If the original order was from Florida and it has terminated because the child has emancipated then you can use that as evidence if there is a new action filed in PR. If the original order is from PR then you are subject... Read more »
My ex-husband and I have equal rights but I haven't seen or spoken to my son in 3 years. He misses more school than he attends, had an ISS last week and is failing the majority of his classes, for the 2nd year in a row. Dropping out appears eminent. Can I request to terminate child support... Read more »
answered on Jan 31, 2023
Assuming that the child support order was issued in Florida, a child's poor academic performance is not a reason to terminate child support. If the child drops out and gets a job the income that they earn could be a reason to modify the child support down. Speak with a local family lawyer for... Read more »
The new job will be less money. Would that warrant a change in child support?
answered on Jan 24, 2023
Child support is modifiable, up or down, until the children turn 18. You can change your income as long as you have a valid reason and it the change in income is reasonable. For example, you can't quit your $100K job to take a minimum wage job. Speak with a local family lawyer for more... Read more »
My fiancé has 50-50 custody for his children he got divorced several years ago and this has been the ongoing situation since the separation. This year she quit her job of 20 years and has not seeked employment since. She is now looking to take my fiancé back to court and fight for full custody... Read more »
answered on Jan 18, 2023
Timesharing and child support are modifiable until the children turn eighteen. To modify child support you have to show a change in the parent's income that was out of their control. If a parent just decides not to work the court will presume (impute) the income that they were earning.... Read more »
I need it in order to get a job that pays decently.
answered on Jan 17, 2023
You need to file a motion to reinstate your DL. You may need to explain to the judge that you need to drive to work. The court wants you to pay your child support. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
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