P. Justin Thrailkill's answer There is no set number. It is up to you to enforce the order, whether that be through child support enforcement or through a private action. I would encourage you not to file after one missed payment. A court would also prefer to see you try to resolve the issue with the child's father prior to coming back to court.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Unfortunately, it is likely not that easy. My understanding is, if you are married, the hospital will not let anyone other than your husband sign the birth certificate. If they will let bio dad sign the paternity acknowledgement, that probably will clear things up in the event of a divorce. However, this will not establish custody and this will not establish child support.
If they will not let the bio dad sign, he is going to need to file for legitimation. He will need to file,...
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Your paperwork isn't going to spell out every detail. You should send your child with some clothes. If you have a current case, you can address this with the court if the clothes are not coming back. You aren't required to send food, if that is what you are asking. Sending that letter was a bad idea, as it demonstrates your refusal to work through a common sense issue like this. Make your child the priority and you'll eliminate some of these issues.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer I think reasonable minds could disagree about this. If it is for course credit, I wouldn't say it was an extracurricular activity. Extracurriculars are things like marching band, football, baseball, Beta Club, etc. You don't get course credit for extracurriculars. This would probably be better categorized as an educational expense.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You can file whatever you want, but you have no right to the children and it is not likely you were discriminated against in this decision (as you have zero right to placement of your cousin's children). If you can find an attorney willing to take your money, you should seriously consider whether that person is conning you.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer The best option you have is to encourage your son to legitimize and take custody. You could file an independent custody case as well, or even file a private dependency application. Talk to an attorney about which option would be right for you based on the circumstances.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Unfortunately, that's not how this works. If you consent to an adoption, you are consenting to the complete and total termination of your parental rights. Once you've signed, and the statutory time frame to change your mind has expired, the Court will terminate your rights with respect to the child. At that point, legally, you are no more related to the child than I am.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer It depends on when the order was entered and what type of alimony it is. Talk to a local attorney and they'll get some more information from you. With more information, they may be able to give you a better idea of what you're looking at.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer It really depends. The court is given a great deal of discretion here, and the appellate court is generally not going to interfere with that discretion. Depending on your situation, and why you were denied, you may be better served by waiting a few years and trying again.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer You need to speak with an attorney in Florida if the case is in Florida. If they filed for contempt in Georgia, speak to an attorney here about defending it. If they never left Florida, you are likely going to have to file there to modify it.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer It's the latter of 18 or high school. If you are not paying by income deduction order, you can just stop paying. If it is coming by income deduction order you will need to get an order from the court.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer Depends on the maturity of the nine year old. DFCS provides some guidelines for when children should be left alone. As I recall I think 9 is okay, depending on how long they will be there. I believe they need to be at least 12 if they are going to care for another child.
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