Kristine Jones' answer Hello, these heat way to stop child support is through court approval. It is for your protection to do so, otherwise you risk still having to pay the last two years of child support. Arrears will build and it is easier if you go to court now to stop it. The other issue you have is that all three of you have now left Alabama. Depending on when you left, you would need to file your modification of custody and child support in Florida since that is where the child is located. You need to seek...
Kristine Jones' answer Hello, you would need to go back to court to have the child support and possibly custody modified. It helps that you both agree; however, child support is not waived just because mom and dad have had a change of heart. Please contact counsel in your local area to help navigate the court system and do the proper filings. Best of luck and congrats on working things out!
Kristine Jones' answer Hello. It depends. There are many factors that impact alimony. Please have a consultation with an attorney in your area who can discuss your specific facts and give you the best advice on your chances. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer Hello. Fitness or unfitness is not what child support is based on. The custody arrangement determines who should receive the child support, then the number is calculated based on the Child Support Guidelines. As far as expenses go, the child support order may address who pays for what. If it doesn't, then you are not required to pay for those additional expenses. Best of luck.
Kristine Jones' answer Hello, to complete an uncontested divorce, you would need to seek the assistance of an attorney to draft all the documents needed from you and your spouse. No forms are available to the public to submit on your own. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer Hello, you should seek an elder law attorney immediately. If true, this may be elder abuse and there is an order of protection that a court can order. Please contact an attorney in north Alabama to help you help your mother. Best of luck to you and your family.
Kristine Jones' answer Hello. Since you have two children, you would need to file for a modification of child support with reasons being she will be 19 in a few months. I would reccomend having a consultation with an attorney in your area. My experience has been these motions are set for a hearing so a judge can either speak with your attorney and/or take testimony on the record. Local counsel can give you a better idea as to how your area handles these matters. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer What Shane said is correct. I will also add that you need to find and retain an attorney today. The longer you continue to wait, the more difficult the situation becomes. Good luck!
Kristine Jones' answer Hello. At any point in time before the Defendant (you) has filed an Answer or other responsive pleading, the Plaintiff (father) may file a Motion to Dismiss. From what you have stated, it sounds like "father" had a change of heart and decided to dismiss the case. Hope this helps!
Kristine Jones' answer Hello. Yes, giving up your parental rights does not extinguish the right to support your child has from his or her biological parents. If mom is not letting you see your child and you WANT to see your child, then you will need to file custody papers to enforce your custody/visitation rights. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer Hello. Legally speaking you are discussing two separate events. One, being custody and child support. The other, termination of parental rights. Child support can be handled through DRH in your county, if you qualify. Otherwise, you will need to seek the assistance of an attorney to file for child support/custody. During that matter is when paternity will need to be established. At least one court appearance will be required. Second, terminating someone's parental rights is a more challenging...
Kristine Jones' answer Hello, if this is an Alabama matter, then no. Not if all you are paying is Child Support and there is nothing else listed in the Order(s). You should read whatever documents the court has ordered in your case to ensure you are in compliance. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer Hello, thank you for mentioning me in your question! The forms that are available to everyone for free on the internet are CS-44 and CS-45. Please read the forms carefully and provide the information they ask for including the fee to the clerk. If you have further questions, you could contact the clerk 's office in the county you intend to file. I do not practice in Fairhope, so they may require other or additional forms or information. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer Hello. I would assume your foster parents have temporary custody pending the location of a viable adoption for your niece. DHR is likely involved as well. You would need to contact your neice's DHR caseworker and them s/he he know you want to adopt her. DHR will investigate you and your home life to determine if you can support/provide a good home life for yourself and her. You cannot do a relative adoption in Alabama without the adoptee (your niece) living with you for 12 consecutive months...
Kristine Jones' answer Hello. The answer is both of you have equal rights to the children. Dad has a right to know where his children are, if they are moving, what school they attend, health issues, extra curricular activities, religious instruction, etc. You should seek legal counsel in your area and discuss your plans so you do not do something that hurts you down the road. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer Hello. Many online DNA testing kits are available for a low price, roughly $50. Wal-Mart also carries them. Many on-site facilities like LabCorp also do DNA testing.
If there is a potential legal battle related to your father's estate, you would need a facility like Lab Corp so the results would be official and able to be entered as evidence, if needed. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer Hello, it is possible and all depends on the facts of your case. You should seek counsel in your area and discuss your situation with him or her to receive a better estimation. Best of luck!
Kristine Jones' answer Hello, two types of custody exist: legal and physical. Legal is regarding decision making authority for the child like which school does s/he attend, what hospital, after school activities, etc. Physical custody addresses the time each parent physically has with the child. It is unclear from the facts you stated what the actual custody arrangement is between you.
If you truly do not have any type of legal custody to make important healthcare, school, religious, etc. decisions for your...
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