Q: If my ex and my son still live with me after the divorce is final. When do I have to start paying child support?
A: The "parenting plan " form which is part of your divorce papers has a section on child support. The form has a section where the parties choose the date- In summary, you've got to review the divorce papers and see what they say. If the section was not filled out, generally court order become effective on the date the ordier is signed by the Judge and filed with the court clerk.
A: Mr. Grefseng is correct. There is an old saying, the order is the order until it is no longer the order. If you want to change it, then you will have to petition to have it changed. However, this is not something to run out and do yourself. I advise you should consult with an experienced local family law attorney before doing anything. Remember the old adage, not good deed goes unpunished. Only an attorney can review your divorce, parenting plan and child support obligation in any meaningful sense and help you decide the appropriate course of action.
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