Questions Answered by Mr. James Parrish Coleman

Q: Do i need to go to court to stop child support payments from coming out of my check when my son turns 19?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

Probably. The Income Withholding Order (IWO) needs to be terminated. Usually you can do that without a new action, but with an affidavit and copy of the order showing the only child's name and date of birth on the order.
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Q: How likely is it that my son dad gets full custody? Can I file something to keep him away from me?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

Get a lawyer. Right now. Get into Court. Don't play with this.
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Q: If I pay $830 child support and ex WIFE paying her car payments with it. Is this fraud? Can she do this?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

No it is not fraud. Why do you pay her power bill? You need to talk to your attorney about this. You don't get to direct how the recipient of the support spends the money. Is this child support Court ordered? You say you keep the child half the time, is that what the order says? Don't get the idea that because you and mom agree that you can keep the child half the time that this is a basis for changing custody, it isn't.
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Q: What sort of proof would I have to provide to require a judge to drug test the father.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

That is enough for a drug test! You must file an appropriate Petition with the court.
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Q: My son's father refuses to pay his child support, am I still required to give him visitation?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Only the court can suspend his visitation. Child support has nothing to do with visitation. If you believe he is on drugs etc., prove that to a Court and the Court will suspend his visitation. If you withhold visitation without going through the Court you will be in contempt of the Court's order. IF you believe that the child is in immediate danger, file the appropriate petition with the Court and then refuse to present the child. You will really be on the hot seat to prove that your act was...
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Q: While I am in a treatment center for alcohol is my child support waived or do I still need to try and find a way to pay

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

No. You owe the support.
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Q: If my child turns 19 will I be required to pay child support if she is special needs?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Maybe. Is there a provision in the order that says you will pay post minority support? If so, you will have to pay it. You need to take a very close look at your order. If you don't yet have an order, you should talk to an attorney. When you say Ex re Brewington, the lawyer should know what you are talking about.
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Q: My divorce case was filed on 9/25/14 judge closed case 4/6/17. NO ruling as of 1/18/18. Is there no time limit?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

That makes no sense. You need to see what the hangup is here. Start with your attorney.
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Q: Can a party take a child out of the state without consent from the other party?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

What kind of party? Is there a lawsuit going on? Give some facts and I will attempt to answer
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Q: Can my baby father take my baby from me if I put him on child support he's been out her life and never bought anything

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

No. You need an attorney in your county to help you.
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Q: How can I get daughters last name changed?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

If there have been any court filings concerning custody etc. then you have to file in those actions to change the name.
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Q: I have bond's that are in deceased parents name. how can I cash them in?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Securities Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

You will probably have to open an estate. Depending on your facts, you may be able to open the estate under the small estates act of the Probate Code. See a lawyer in your county who is familiar with probate matters.
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Q: Can the father take the child from their mother if he is not on the birth certificate?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

No. On those facts he has no right to the child.
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Q: Me and my husband have been seperated for 4 years. Do i still have to get divorce papers and all to remarry

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018
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Q: can My ex take the kids to the house he staying at if it’s his girlfriends moms home we are not divorced yet .

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

If he is disobeying the Court order you will ask the Court to hold him in contempt
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Q: If I agreed to receiving no child support in decree, how difficult is it to reverse if I feel there is a need?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

You go back to court and petition the court to adjust the child support amount. How successful you will be depends on what language is in the order concerning the reason that you got no support.
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Q: I have a child support case in mississippi my 10 year son was adopted by my Aunt and Uncle on 04/04/2010 what can i do

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

Contact a Mississippi lawyer.
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Q: IM 14 and my boyfriend is 16 , is it illegal for us to date ? If so can you please explain

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Patents and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 15, 2018

By date, I assume you mean have sex -- and not go to the Malt Shop and listen to records. Here is the law

(a) A person commits the crime of rape in the second degree if:

(1) Being 16 years old or older THAT IS YOUR BOYFRIEND , he or she engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex less than 16 and more than 12 years old; THAT IS YOU provided, however, the actor is at least two years older than the member of the opposite sex. THAT IS, HIS BIRTHDAY IS MORE THAN...
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Q: If I do not want a divorce but my wife does do I have to give her one

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 15, 2018

The divorce is not yours to give or withhold. If she sues for divorce and gives grounds, she will get a divorce. Get a lawyer and make sure you protect your rights.
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Q: If I change jobs making more money will my chid support be automatically adjusted?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 13, 2018

No. SOmeone will have to go to court and change the support.
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