Ex party has minor child 2 more nights a week. I have the minor child more waking hours (I'm spending more money on food, entertainment, etc) how is ex entitled to child support if I have child more?
answered on Apr 8, 2022
Ex Party being your co-parenting partner with whom you cannot come to an arrangement focused on the best interest of the child? Meet with your attorney to go over all the details to see if this "changed circumstance" supports a revision of your previously ordered support obligations.
From when my son was a minor
answered on Dec 29, 2021
There is a website called the Rhode Island Public Portal that you can use to confirm what they are saying. Maybe when you search you will find the case. Also, if you have any paperwork that has the case number, that would help to identify the case.
Wondering if I should advise the party to submit or leave it be as it’s their responsibility.
answered on Dec 6, 2021
Likely yes, especially if they appear, assuming service was proper.
My two sons, (18,16) reside with their mother and I pay support for both. Son is turning 18 and she has been advised by the state that his part will be ending. She now wants to take me back to court to ask for more support for our 16 yr old to try and compensate. Can she do this and if so, how much... Read more »
answered on Jun 25, 2021
Unless the child support order that you currently have was separated into two amounts, one for each child, you are going to want it to be modified because that order won't be reduced to an amount appropriate to one child on its own. Either parent can move to modify based on a change of... Read more »
And we have a son together will court make me pay child support even thou we’re together in a relationship???? Why would we need to go to court if we’re together just because living upstairs n down stairs apartment...
answered on May 10, 2021
If you're in a separate household the Rhode Island Family Court could order you to pay child support. Usually, it's because the other parent or the state on behalf of the other parent is requesting it.
Theres no physical proof but friends and neighbors as well as myself have seen it first hand.
answered on Mar 31, 2021
Begin by speaking with your child about anything you believe might be a harm to him or her. Follow up with the child's father. Try to avoid phrasing it as blame and encourage him to focus on what the child needs. If that does not work then consider a change to the schedule. If there is no... Read more »
Husband and I have lived separately for over 5 years. Divorce papers have been filed. The baby's biological father admits paternity and wants to be on the birth certificate/ the child to have his last name.
answered on Jan 31, 2021
Your attorney will be able to help you collect and present the appropriate evidence to meet the burden of proof required to overcome the presumption of paternity of a child born during a marriage in the State of Rhode Island. If you have not yet met with, and retained an attorney to advocate for... Read more »
Info to my case worker RI dept Child support. His paychecks were garnished for awhile then he left that job again I tracked down where he got new job gave info to case worker & started getting child support again. Then I took him back to court for no paying Again. The judge upped his support... Read more »
answered on Sep 28, 2020
Your attorney may be able to enlist the services of an investigator to find the information you seek. CSE does get employment and intercept information. Good Luck to you and your child(ren)
Still under my name but paid by her. We current still file our taxes together and everything looks like we are still together but I found out she is looking into child support even though I give her money every week like we verbally agreed. Can she win this case? She recently (2months ago) filled... Read more »
answered on Apr 15, 2020
A "win" might be best achieved by filing your divorce complaint to establish custody, support, and a division of your marital assets once and for all. Contact an attorney to formulate a plan, and begin the process. Living more than three years Separate and apart is a non-fault grounds for... Read more »
Child support order was established when mother had sole custody and placement. Now both parents have shared custody and placement. What title of the General lawd of RI can I find this information?
answered on Jan 31, 2020
Oh dear Lawd, http://www.cse.ri.gov/ has information including guideline worksheets. For best advice and results retain your attorney to assist you in making the appropriate motions and modifications.
hasn't (judge was QUITE Mad at him last court date). Now we have to go back again because he is being charged with contempt. He owns a business that he hides, his license and passport are suspended. His business truck is registered to our oldest. He also told our youngest he plans on... Read more »
answered on Nov 21, 2019
The best advice I can give you is to hire an attorney to assist you to navigate this process. The contempt process is often an effective way to get a parent to "step up" and fulfill their obligation.
He is supposed to have her every other weekend but never has since we have been divorced for over 3 years. She is with me full time.
answered on Oct 11, 2019
Child support is calculated according to current guidelines using the combined gross incomes of the parents. Non custodial parents have a right to see their children but they have an obligation to pay child support. I have not seen any case of an increase for child support for reduced parenting... Read more »
The child is emancipated.
answered on Sep 16, 2019
If it is paid through the court - that is the place to make your payment. Otherwise, be sure to pay in a way you can prove you have paid.
answered on Sep 7, 2019
look it up here
Does this mean the father has 50/50 placement rights or does the "joint custody" generally describe legal custody and placement is with mother and father receives visitation?
answered on Sep 7, 2019
generally describes legal custody, and (primary physical) placement is with mother, and father receives visitation(now called Parenting time), and pays support consistent with guidelines now in effect.
Reside in RI
answered on Aug 30, 2019
I assume you are concerned about child support obligations along with understanding what your division of marital assets may look like.
The child support guidelines worksheets now in effect are located at:
You would... Read more »
answered on Aug 2, 2019
Yes, especially if your income has also declined. With all those responsibilities, it may be difficult for you to hire an attorney to assist you to press your case. Cal the RI bar association to get on the referral list.
In the state of Rhode Island My daughter's father just stepped up to the plate he has been collecting SSDI benefits for many years now I have full custody of our daughter he said I'd be able to put her on his disability to she's going to be turning 5 years old this year was wondering... Read more »
answered on Feb 16, 2019
Happy birthday to your daughter. Here is some info
I am disabled due to combat injuries from Iraq and unable to work. I get disability from the VA and it is my only source of income. Can I get my license back?
answered on Feb 16, 2019
Quite possibly. Talk to your attorney and also your benefits manager to see if there are any dependency benefits available to help support your child. https://www.va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp
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answered on Feb 16, 2019
Parenting time is a right, and Child support is a separate obligation. If you have an order from the court granting your request for parenting time, you have the right to. If you have not addressed this issue in the court, now would be a great time to contact a family law attorney to assist you in... Read more »
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