I'm current on my child support payments. My ex-wife has sent Income withholdings for support to my current employer and Military pension. Both forms are asking for the same support amount. Will I be double tapped on child support?
answered on Mar 15, 2023
It's possible that your ex-wife has sent income withholding orders to both your current employer and your military pension to ensure that she receives the full amount of child support owed to her on a timely basis. This is a common practice to ensure that child support payments are made... Read more »
Will the dear colleague letter help me
answered on Mar 15, 2023
The right to drive is a privilege and not a right. There is no constitutional right to drive.
answered on Feb 28, 2023
Either parent in a custody/child support case can request paternity DNA testing to prove whether the alleged father is in fact the father of the child. This motion and request is how that is done.
He has a debt because he had an injury and stop working, that formed into a debt. My mom is trying everything she can to not let me see him and now has an arrest warrant towards him. Since we live in different states if he were to travel to see me he will get arrested. I don’t want to live with... Read more »
answered on Jan 27, 2023
If you are a minor child, so you are limited in what you can do. Your father's child support arrearage is not a bar to his having primary residential custody. Judges will start to take into consideration the wishes of the minor child at around age 12, and by 15 or 16, the child's... Read more »
Also, how to report child support application fraud?
answered on Jan 26, 2023
(1) Take your court order for child support to the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) in the county in Maryland or City of Baltimore where the order was entered, and have them open a case. If the child support order was entered in another state (you list Washngton DC in your question but... Read more »
answered on Jan 16, 2023
That section simply sets forth the appropriate court venue (the county or City of Baltimore) where a suit may be filed for various types of actions. In the case of a custody matter, that Section states, "[T]the following actions may be brought in the indicated county: ... (5) Action relating... Read more »
Money is an issue and has been from the time he was born, as to why I never had the funds to obtain an attorney to get visitation rights. So, basically it seems as if I’m stuck paying support for a child I can’t even interact with?
answered on Dec 29, 2022
The Circuit Court in the jurisdiction in Maryland where your child resides may have a self-help programs for self-represented litigants in domestic/family law cases. Most common legal motions, comlaints and petitions are available as fill-in-the-bank forms for family law cases, including... Read more »
moving from DC to PG county in MD. He is over 40,000 behind in payments. He lives in Oregon
Me and my son’ father had in our court order that child support was to be paid until he turns 18. In May, he filed for a modification. Why? I don’t know. My son graduated in June and that was the last payment I received. There was a court date in Sept, which we both missed, and the judge... Read more »
answered on Dec 2, 2022
By law, in the absence of an agreement by the parents to the contrary, child support ceases once the child turns 18, or if the child is still enrolled in high school and not yet reached graduation, then through completion of high school --whichever is later (but not past the child's 19th... Read more »
answered on Oct 20, 2022
You do not "file" for legal separation. You either file for divorce (if you meet the statutory grounds), or you and your spouse can sign a marital separation and property settlement agreement that resolves all your marital rights. Alternatively, you can just sign an agreement to... Read more »
what is the law for breach of contract for family matter when it comes to his children's obligations?
answered on Sep 28, 2022
An award of attorney's fees is an available remedy when filing a motion to enforce a support obligation and for contempt of a court order requiring the payment. The decision to award fees, and how much, is in the discretion of the judge.
Adding in 30.00 extra dollars for arrears. They also ordered me to contact Social Security to add her for auxiliary benefits. Between the 150 a month and half of my benefits comes to a total of 700.00 a month. At the hearing for child support, no financial statements were asked from either of us.... Read more »
answered on Aug 18, 2022
You need a lawyer to review the situation. It is not possible to answer your question with a better picture of the financials. If you cannot afford a lawyer, contact Maryland Legal Aid, website here:
They have an office serving the lower Eastern... Read more »
expenses apparently incurred 11 years ago. Is the statute of limitations to reduce the arrears to a judgment 12 years or is it 3 years like a contempt action?
I recently discovered through a DNA test that I have a son. His mother was married at the time to a real jerk of a man but was afraid to get a divorce. She told me she got an abortion and we broke things off. I lived the last 14 years not knowing she went ahead with the birth. My son was born in... Read more »
answered on Jul 2, 2022
You can file a petition to establish paternity. You say you're doing this for your son, but are you are really doing this for yourself? Your son has no idea that you exist or that the man he knows as his father is not his biological father. Have you considered the potential harm and... Read more »
Me visitation so I have agreed to start paying again. If she takes away my visitation and doesn’t let me have him a couple days week and I take her to court, can she get me for back child support?
answered on Jun 15, 2022
The court can only order back child support dating back to (1) the date a petition for child support was filed in the court; or (2) in the case of an existing child support order entered in the past, back to the date child support was not paid during any eriod that the existing child support order... Read more »
I was told that i waiting to look and can no longer receive a court date. But it say no where on the ticket the due date of requesting a court date.
Can i still get a court date to fight this ?
Is it true that a date should be on the ticket of how long i have to request a court date ?
answered on Mar 4, 2022
The Maryland Uniform Citation form has an inset box on the lower right portion of the ticket that contains instructions on how to pay, plead to the ticket, and how to request a tial date, and it states the timeframe (30 days) you have to do it in. It is in small print, so perhapse yu overlooked... Read more »
We have a currently child support case open this custody case opened after.
answered on Dec 24, 2021
Considering the consequences if you lose and he is awarded sole custody, I think you may wish to consider hiring a lawyer to insure that does not happen. Waiting until after you lose at trial is too late.
Located in Maryland.
Ex-husband owes about 63,000 in back support. Last payment recieved was end of October. It's now December, no payment has been recieved. He is in Germany hiding. He has no contact with myself or his children (his Choice)
What should I do? Do I just recieve... Read more »
answered on Dec 7, 2021
To the extent the arrearages have been reduced to a monetary judgment, which is not automatic and requires a motion and request to do so, that judgment may then be collected like any other judgment. What does that mean? If you can locate assets, like bank accounts or real property owned by him,... Read more »
answered on Dec 1, 2021
Contact Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services, Legal Aid, or your local bar association.
Court contempt. I have struggle with hdhd and stuff going up and I don’t know what to do in this pandemic. What should I do?
answered on Nov 5, 2021
There is a financial statement form you can either download from the circuit court website from the family law forms, or pick up from the courthouse. There is a short and a long form version. I suggest the long form if you can manage it. Download the instructions for how to fill it out as well... Read more »
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