Questions Answered by Mr. James Parrish Coleman

Q: Can a 16 year old leave home with her child to live with her baby daddy ? Or is it illegal

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 11, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You are a minor and you getting pregnant and having a baby does not change that.

Q: If someone is two years behind on child support payments, how much would need to be paid to avoid getting a warrant?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 9, 2018
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.

Q: How does a teenager have to be to choose which parent to live with?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 9, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
A teenager (minor) can't choose who to live with. You can't choose. Simple as that.

Q: My husband and I share joint legal custody. I have physical custody. Can I give my child's father temporary custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You can only do that through the Court. You don't have the power or authority to modify the Court's order.

Q: I am working for a EMS company currently. The company I’m working for now purchased my tuition contract from my previous

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
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.

Q: I'm 19 and I just left home in the state of Alabama but I'm still in high school can my dad pull me out ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
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.

Q: Can a 17 year old refuse to see her father who wants visitation. Is she obligated to see him ??

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 7, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
Yes. It is a court order, not a friendly suggestion.

Q: If I am 16 years old in Alabama and my parents have joint custody, can I move in with my mother?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 7, 2018
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.

Q: If dhr has your kids who has the main call in what happens with the kids in Alabama?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 7, 2018
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.

Q: I AM MARRIED BUT HAD A CHILD OUT OF WEDLOCK. THE PERSON I HAD THE CHILD WITH SUBPOENA ME TO COURT. DO I HAVE TO DO DNA?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 5, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
Yes, you will be ordered to undergo a DNA test. If it shows that you are the father, you will be required to pay child support.

Q: My fiance's ex-wife's attorney in Alabama is citing Ex Parte Brewington

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 4, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
I am not able to answer this, but you might take a look at Brewington.

Q: I am currently having a child with someone who recently got sent to prison. How can he sign birthcertificate

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 4, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
He can execute an affidavit of paternity. The prison should know all about how to do that.

Q: In the state of alabama can cps take your children for temporarily living in a hotel

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Alabama on
Answered on Oct 2, 2018
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.

Q: Can a parent quit paying child support if the child quit school at 14?.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 30, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
No. Support is court ordered. You have to pay it until you go back to Court. A child in Alabama may not quit school at 14.

Q: Can I still get child support court ordered even though I'm currently not working? I'm the primary custodial parent.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 29, 2018
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...

Q: I got a divorce in 2010 we were awarded joint custody with me as the primary.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
Yes, but possibly not after the date of his filing.

Q: I own a small business, if I get a divorce do I have to pay alimony. We been married for six years.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 26, 2018
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.

Q: How is it legal for someone to file a bill of complaint for divorce in Alabama and claim the spouse committed fraud to

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 20, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
Can you please be a little more clear on what you are asking?

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