Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer ALways a good question! The smart thing would be to start making payments. I suspect these payments etc are set up through DHR. If you will contact them -- with a fist full of money -- they will allow you to pay current support and the arrearage. Good luck.
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer You need to take the contract to an attorney and have him review it. Finding "loopholes" is not as easy as your changing your mind about your career path. Get some legal help here.
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer Welcome to the world, baby girl/boy!! You are an adult now, and your father has no obligation to support you. If he wants -- you are completely on you own. You probably want to make grown up decisions, like leaving home, so here you are. He does not have to house or support you if he does not want to.
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer You are court ordered to be there. You don't get to decide where you want to go. If time between you and your parent is ordered, the other parent must present you for that time.
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer THe judge makes the decisions here. The Court will pay a lot of attention to what DHR says, but you or your son or daughter need to get into Court here and try to keep them from terminating the parental rights of the parents. If there is something to show what the father has abused them, he is not likely to get them back.
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer ALabama DHR can pick up your children if they can convince a judge that the children are the subjects of abuse or neglect. If they pick the children up, then you have to appear in court within 72 hours to show why that was justified or not. This depends on the fact, and obviously, children in a hotel is not -- standing alone - a reason. THere are other facts here, I am sure.
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer You question is not clear. Are you divorced from him? THen he has to pay according to the order. Did you not divorce him? I assume you are divorced because you are engaged. He has to pay according to the order that is now in place and ever month he does not pay is counted as a final judgment (under Alabama law). Provide some detail and maybe someone can answer your question. Your working or not working has nothing to do with it unless you go back to Court. He can't decide when to pay and when...
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer I can't give you specific advice because I don't represent you. However, know that the law on alimony has changed. ALimony as a way for you to pay her and even up the property settlement is still a possibility. If the property settlement is about even, then alimony is just not likely. Periodic alimony is still allowed, but only in special circumstances. If she can earn a living, she is not likely to get alimony.
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