I receive unemployment and only get $331.00 a week and child support takes 50% of that so I make about $550.00 a month now. I've truly been struggling. How can I get some help? I've tried to keep in contact with my daughter for all these years with no success. The last time I seen her was... Read more »
In order to modify child support payments, you must file a motion with the court demonstrating a 20% change in income since the current child support order was ordered. Otherwise, you may motion the court for a child custody modification which may impact the amount of child support ordered if a...Read more »
I tried to file my the court packet myself, but it was rejected because I filled it out wrong. I then went to mediation with my children’s father to figure out custody agreements but then he didn’t follow through with mediation. He’s unhealthy and unstable and addict. How can I do this... Read more »
The most economical legal aid option would be to seek guidance from your local Family Law help center. However, having much experience in Family Law and Child Custody cases, I strongly recommend that any case involving children be represented by an experienced Family Law attorney. Child Custody and...Read more »
Shouldn't a father already have that information? Why should the mother give it to him, especially if the two have ongoing legal issues, and the mother doesn't know why he needs it? Is the mother legally obligated to give it to him without a court order? It's just more work for her.
The child’s social security number and use of it is most often a matter of legal custody. If the parents share legal custody, then both parents would need to be involved and provide their approval for any important matters in which a social security number would be necessary (i.e. decisions...Read more »
Adoption would be possible only if the child’s biological father’s rights have already been terminated, or if he is willing to forfeit his parental rights. If the child’s biological father intends to keep his parental rights, then the court will not grant those rights onto additional parties....Read more »
So, I have primary custody of my kids. Have for 3 years...dad doesn't pay child support currently per the original order. Petitioned for a review. Whats the liklihood a judge keep the no support order in place vs awarding support to custodial parent? Non custodial parent has had a significant... Read more »
A child support modification is generally only warranted in response to a significant change in circumstance or change in custody. Specifically, when the reason for the modification is due to change in income, the court requires a 20% increase or decrease in income in order to justify the...Read more »
This situation is a matter of legal custody. While the parents may have 50/50 physical custody and spend equal physical time with the child, when it comes to this type of decision making for the child, these are aspects of legal custody. If the parents have 50/50 legal custody, then any decision...Read more »
Since there are children involved, I would highly recommend seeking an experienced Family Law attorney to make sure your rights and interests are well represented. Once Child Custody and Child Support arrangements are ordered by the court, they can be difficult and expensive to modify. My position...Read more »
I am the father of two children ages 12 and 15, years old. Their mother is consistently telling my children that I murdered my stepfather which is not true. I was not born when my stepfather was murdered during 1981. I was born 1982, my two children believe their mother now they do not want to... Read more »
The matter of needing the mother’s permission to attend the type of mental health treatment your children were referred to is a matter pertaining to the legal custody arrangement in place. If you and the children’s mother share joint legal custody, then, yes, it is likely that she would need to...Read more »
This may depend on the specifics of the prenuptial agreement, however, in general if the wife can prove that the increase in value is in some part due to financial decisions made within the marriage or from the marital estate, such as renovations, cleaning/maintenance/up-keep, mortgage payments,...Read more »
The father of my child sent me a divorce letter via mail while he is locked up (he still locked up) He was never a responsible father, didn’t payed child support (he only twice and not the right amount) in fact that’s the reason why he’s a jail. In reality I want nothing to do with him, I... Read more »
A parent cannot have physical custody of a child when incarcerated. If anything, it is more likely that the court may award the custodial parent full or sole custody, if not permanently, at least temporarily while the other parent is incarcerated. The only possible custody the incarcerated parent...Read more »
First and foremost, you are doing the right thing to do your research and consult with a legal representative rather than to fall victim to the fear of situations you may believe, or have been told by those who may not have your best interest in mind. It’s important to not let these...Read more »
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