It’s been 20 days since ticket was issued the Canton Municipal Court still has no record. Court date is June 14 all I want is to pay the fine and move on i’m not contagious but they can’t tell me how much so How can I go about paying the fine? Can the police tear up a ticket and throw it away... Read more »
answered on Apr 26, 2023
If the Court has no record of the ticket, the officer hasn’t turned it in. You can’t pay the ticket until it is turned in and sworn to by the officer before the clerk or some other designated person. Continue to check back periodically to see if it has been turned in. If the officer doesn’t... Read more »
Maternal Grandmother has custody.
answered on Apr 17, 2023
Visitation and child support are separate issues. The lack of visitation does not mean no child support is owed. Conversely, withholding of visitation does not relieve the parent of the obligation to pay support. If the parental rights of the parent are terminated by court order, the obligation to... Read more »
answered on Feb 7, 2023
You will have to speak to the Prosecutor about dropping the charges. You are not bringing the charges against your husband; the State is. Several factors will come into play, e.g., the severity of the injuries, if any, the circumstances of the assault, the history between you and your husband, your... Read more »
Whether it is Real Estate, an Automobile, etc. Does the spouse who holds title retain the property in divorce?
answered on Jan 29, 2023
Mississippi is an equitable distribution state. The name on the title does not determine who will ultimately end up with the property. The Court will look at the Ferguson factors to make the determination.
Name was changed and all. DHS keeps taking money out of my brothers paycheck. If he was adopted after my brother signed over his rights, would DHS get a copy sent over once he was adopted to stop taking money out of his checks? And if not, how could they change the child’s last name without being... Read more »
answered on Dec 22, 2022
DHS would not automatically receive a copy of the adoption Order. If your brother has a copy, he should take them a copy or contact the caseworker and them that one was entered. However, if your brother was behind on his child support at the time of entry of the Order, he is still responsible for... Read more »
Our child committed a possession of controlled substance; a marijuana vape on school campus and was arrested in the state of Mississippi. He was fined $250 to pay for drug screening and the custodial parent is stating that I'm responsible as well for the fine. This happened while in the... Read more »
answered on Dec 8, 2022
You don’t say which court found him guilty or give his age. If he was found guilty in Municipal, Justice, County, or Circuit, that tells me that he is not a juvenile. The Court will look to your son to pay the fine, not either of the parents, custodial or not. He committed the crime, so he pays... Read more »
I took a drug test and that was the only thing in my system and I go to a doctor who legally prescribes the suboxone to me
answered on Dec 5, 2022
If the Judge finds that you are not taking the medication as prescribed, he/she can deny custody or restrict visitation. If you are monitored by a physician, take the medication as prescribed, have had no relapses in your original addiction, and have not had any adverse incidents, you will probably... Read more »
Would it be because the mother is 20 years younger then the father?
answered on Nov 20, 2022
Your question answers itself. One reason that a child support case would go to court IS because the mother requested support. It has nothing to do with the age of either parent. The second reason that a child support case would go to court is because the mother received benefits from the State,... Read more »
She was granted temporary custody due to my daughter being born with methamphetamine in her system. I am now sober and can pass a drug test. Will I be able to get her back?
answered on Nov 12, 2022
You don’t say how long your mother has had temporary custody, if you have had visitation, if you were ordered to do certain things, or which Court granted temporary custody to your mother. If you are in Youth Court, you will have to follow the instructions and directives of the social workers... Read more »
Mother killed while child was 6wks old BEFORE paternity established BUT father petitioned paternity after mother’s death IMMEDIATELY in NOV (2021). Grandmother ran off with baby & was not in communication with alleged father UNTIL paternity established 2months ago (2022). Paternity has now... Read more »
answered on Nov 9, 2022
You don’t say how old the child is; however, the grandmother will have to overcome the natural parent presumption which says that the biological parents are the natural guardians of their children. The presumption may be overcome if the father has 1. consented to a third party having custody... Read more »
They said my son was hustle towards her. He was not, something happened for DHS to take her away from the grandfather on a Saturday, when we seen her a week later, something was wrong with her, she walked in the room and stood in a corner and wouldn't take. That scraped my son and I and we... Read more »
answered on Nov 7, 2022
It is hard to tell from the facts given what exactly is going on. If the SW and/or DHS are talking about adoption, the best advice I can give is that you immediately hire an attorney who has been experience working in Youth Court and Chancery Court matters.
Will cps stop the reunification plan and child will be adopted? Will they give mother another chance to prove that she can stay clean?
answered on Oct 28, 2022
Normally, it takes more than one failed drug screen. However, the mother must follow and complete her service plan, remain sober, and meet all of the requirements.
answered on Oct 26, 2022
A lawyer will draft a petition for the guardianship, which will need to be signed by you and your husband. Additionally, the child’s parents will either sign the Petition or a waiver. An Agreed Judgnent allowing the guardianship will be signed and then presented to the Judge for his/her... Read more »
His original payment was based on unemployment income years ago. He makes significantly more money the last few years and DHS said o
It was supposed to increase three years ago when I asked for a review and they sent him letters but never followed through. He has three storage buildings... Read more »
answered on Oct 21, 2022
A couple of things is going on here.
1. If your son is 18, what is he doing as far as school, employment, living arrangements, etc. he may or may not be emancipated.
2. If he is not emancipated, you should hire a private attorney and file for an increase in support. DHS usually... Read more »
answered on Oct 14, 2022
If your in-laws are in agreement, you and they will sign a joint petition and an agreed judgment. If not, you will have to serve them with a petition seeking custody. You will have to show a material change in circumstances adversely affecting your child that has occurred in their home…not that... Read more »
Th child is living with her grandmother and on her hud housing she wants to go with dad mom doesn’t want her to go since it will ruin the benefits they get for her
answered on Oct 11, 2022
It depends who has physical custody of the daughter by court order. If Dad does, then, yes, he can take her. If Mom or Grandmother do, then no. If there is no court order, then the question is open; however, this will necessitate filing an action in court to settle the issue.
My daughter is 19 and my son is 22 i still have to pay child support to they mom, my children live together in Iowa I live in Mississippi and my children's mom lives in Florida my children get no support from their mom. My children have been living on they own for 1 and 1/2 years now. My son... Read more »
answered on Oct 4, 2022
Because your children are living independently from your ex-wife and your son is over 21, you should petition the court immediately to stop the child support and grant you credits toward any arrearage for the months that they have been living separately from her. They will not do this... Read more »
I’ve been in a relationship with my husband for 13 years and have been married to him. I caught him being unfaithful more than 7 times with different women. He isn’t legally here in the USA. His green card expired and he has no passport stamp. I want to get a divorce because of his infidelity... Read more »
answered on Oct 1, 2022
His immigration status should not affect the distribution in the divorce, although you can try to make such a claim. I don’t believe it will get you very far though. Any questions specific to his status should be directed to an immigration attorney.
answered on Oct 1, 2022
Yes, you still have to pay any arrearage that has accrued. Child support cannot be forgiven once it has vested; however, you may be able to receive credits against the arrearage, depending on the circumstances. Whether you are entitled to credits is entirely up to the Court.
answered on Sep 28, 2022
The requirements for a process server are: 1. 18 years or older, 2. not convicted of a felony, 3. not a party to the lawsuit. So, the answer is yes, if the ex-wife meets these requirements.
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