Her daughter is now 22. We stopped paying bc of financial struggles. We have 3 young children ourselves. The original rate was never revised after we had kids. I believe she will honor the forgiveness, and we have been low income for 6 years now (about when we had to stop paying). She is not rich,... View More
There is certainly a chance she will be able to enforce the unpaid child support. In Utah, child support is determined by statute, not by agreement, and the child support obligation is based on the current order of a court. If you have not modified the order based on reduced income or change in...View More
Any time you face criminal charges, you should be very active in protecting your rights and defending the charges. You do not have to be 21 to face adult criminal charges. 18 years old is considered an adult and you can be charged with contributing to delinquency before age 21. You should speak to...View More
My son's father has not seen him in over 3 years, he has criminal and federal charges on his account he has never paid child support and would not sign the birth certificate. But we did get a paternity test for the ORS but whenever they contact him about child support he quits his job.
There are two basic options in terminating parental rights. First, you could try for a voluntary termination of his parental rights and he can sign away his parental rights. This is the fastest, easiest, and simplest way to terminate parental rights. The other way is involuntary termination of...View More
This is a tricky questions that depends on the specific circumstances of your divorce. Generally, the decree of divorce is binding when it is signed and entered by a judge. However, in many cases, a judge will back date the effective date of the order to the date the petition was filed, or in the...View More
Very unlikely. Animals are generally considered personal property and you will not likely be able to get legal ownership by claiming abuse or neglect. However, animal cruelty is a crime and you may have a chance of convincing your ex to give you the dog by threatening to report the neglect to...View More
I live in NC. My kids live in Utah with mother. I am current on my child support and all other bills I am responsible for. I purchased an airline ticket for my daughter to come here for Christmas. Because I cannot pay a medical bill until Friday, my ex spouse wants to forbid my daughter from... View More
Generally, payment of support, whether monthly child support or for medical care, and visitation rights are separate rights that do not affect each other. If the terms of your custody order grant you visitation or custody over Christmas, then the mother has an obligation to permit travel consistent...View More
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