Q: PLEASE DIRECT ME IN FINDING AN ATTORNEY, FOR MY SITUATION TO FIND OUT IF I AM DIVORCED, IF NOT GET ONE.
APPLIED FOR EARLY RETIREMENT, NOW ATTORNEY GENERAL WANTS TO TAKE OUT 23,000/24,000 FOR CHILD SUPPORT AS IN THE PAST I'VE RECEIVED SSI FOR 10 YRS. PLEASE I NEED LEGAL ADVISE! ON THAT DON'T KNOW WHAT TYPE ATTORNEY I NEED. THANKS
A: It depends what you are trying to do, what type of attorney you need. From your post, I guess you are trying to not pay the $23K child support. You ask if you are divorced. You can call the Family Courthouse and ask the clerk to look up a possible divorce under your name and your spouse's name. I will guess there is an order of the court, ordering you to pay child support and you are in arrears (have not payed, also called "back child support"). The best time to modify a child support order is when you have a change in your circumstances, such as when you start receiving SSI instead of income from employment. I will also guess you did not modify the child support. My procedural suggestion to you is to contact Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA) and ask for the order for child support, naming you as the "obligor" (person who must pay). Get all your other documentation together, such as SSI determination and proof you were disabled. Once you have all your documentation, an attorney will be more able to determine your situation and if there is a legal option for you to modify the amount you owe. Good luck to you.
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