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Q: Why is it that fathers have so few (if any) rights when it comes to child custody and child support in Alabama?

It took me three years to get my ex-wife served to change our custody agreement when she sent our daughters to live with me. Once she was served, she demanded our youngest daughter back and I was hit with child support arrears that, even though I have been paying what I have been ordered to pay for... Read more »

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Q: Does the non custodial parent have to sign a travel consent form? He is MIA, has been court ordered and has a warrant

We have a child support case on going. He has failed to appear to court every time. He has been arrested for FTA, and failure to pay. Recently he has a warrant out for FTA and non paying on May 11th, 2022.

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Q: I am currently paying child support for child whom was recently listed as another man child on his obituary

I was placed on child support while incarcerated. The child has a relationship with this other man’s entire family and barely has one with me

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Q: Can I get child support from his my nephews parents?

I live in Alabma,and I have full custody of my 6 year old nephew,his parents don't help at all with him.

I want to know if I can take them to court for child support.

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Q: What happens when you owe back child support but the recipient passes away and has no will or estate?

Back child support is owed but the recipient has passed away and had no will or estate. One child is of age and two are underage.

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Q: Daughter is currently 18, and will be 19 in January. When should I file for termination of child support?

I currently have two children. A 19 year old daughter, and an 18 year old daughter with the youngest daughter turning 19 years old in January 2022. How soon before her 19th birthday should I file the petition for termination of child support withholding order. I do NOT have an arrears balance.

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Q: Does both the CP (and/or DHR) and judge must approve a child support arrears rebate request or can just one of them?

I have been paying child support as directed by the latest support order (from 5 yrs ago) and have been consistent about it whenever I've had a job. The new order had an arrears amount added to it of $3,474. There was even a time when I was living in AZ I was paying extra in hopes of paying... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 9, 2022

This appears to be a question concerning Alabama law. So you should ask it in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Alabama.

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Q: If I need to take my ex husband to court for child support. He is now working, and won’t tell me where he works.

The child support is in my divorce decree. The support was based on minimal wages, because he didn’t have a job when we got a divorce. Now, I am unemployed and trying to take him to court but I can’t afford it.

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Q: When you share joint legal custody with a non biological parent just an adult you know what are the duties of each paren

parent does does the non bio pay childsupport? And where is the bio father in this equation is it even legal

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Q: A stipulation agreement was made 5 years ago granting mom physical custody, and joint legal custody with a non related p

parent, i didn't ask her for childsupport in the 5 years, that we shared joint legal custody, now that she regained custody, leaving me out is it fair or can i refuse to pay childsupport because my debt to her is paid considering i didnt get 1 penny from her in 5 years?

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Q: I have temporary custody and now my soon to be ex husband will start paying child support,

Will he be able to come pick up the child which is a a little over a year old and take her to his house. They are suppose to be doing a home study, that hasn’t been completed yet

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Q: Does both the CP (and/or DHR) and judge have to approve a child support arrears rebate request or can it just 1 of them?

I have been paying child support as directed by the latest support order (from 5 years ago) and have been consistent about it whenever I've had a job. The new order had an arrears amount added to it of over $3,400. There was a time where I was even paying extra (in hopes of paying down the... Read more »

Bettie Carmack
Bettie Carmack answered on May 8, 2022

It is suggested that you contact a lawyer to have this issue addressed in court. Statements made outside of court will not modify an existing order.

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Q: How can I get a state to stop reporting false payment history to the credit bureaus when DHR is being paid by an IWO?

A few years ago the state of Florida (where I reside) received a request from the State of Alabama DHR to enforce a child support order that was already being paid. I challenged the enforcement order but lost. Now, FL is reporting to the credit bureaus that I am delinquent and they are sending my... Read more »

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Q: Should I file a missing person report and put up fliers around town on behalf my 10 yr son?

I have a pending petition for visitation of my 9 year old son in Jefferson Co. We first served his mother at a known address. After she responded once, the letters are now being returned to the post office. His mother has refused to disclose her new address to family court and the Honorable judge... Read more »

Bettie Carmack
Bettie Carmack answered on Apr 1, 2022

This is a great situation to seek the services of a paid attorney or an attorney with a charitable organization. The complexity of the situation will preclude most attorneys from being able to offer specific advise online. In addition, a public posting of strategy may be seen by the person alleged... Read more »

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Q: 18 year old moved out of her mother's house to live with a friend. Should I file to terminate order for support?
Bettie Carmack
Bettie Carmack answered on Apr 1, 2022

You could; whether or not it is a good time to file the petition is something that you may want to discuss with an attorney.

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Q: Im ordered to pay child support to my kids grandmother, but they have never lived with her. Is it legal?

She gained temporary custody in 2010, but they have never lived with her. They were with their father and kept away from me. He passed away in July and now they live with me. She’s used them for benefits for child support, welfare assistance and food stamps be because of the custody order and... Read more »

Bettie Carmack
Bettie Carmack answered on Mar 23, 2022

If there have been a change in circumstances, you can file a petition with the court to seek to modify custody, modify child support, or modify any garnishment order.

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Q: Divorced Child support/family court:

I'm divorced and my decree states we both agreed no child support we have joint custody of said child. I get my child 50% of the time every week. I pay for health insurance, I pay rent etc. where I live, I put food on the table, my child has their own room and bathroom, I buy my child's... Read more »

Bettie Carmack
Bettie Carmack answered on Mar 14, 2022

A request, publicly, for how to resolve a legal issue is a request that your case strategy be made public and said strategy could then be discovered by whoever is on the other side of your case. It is recommended that you contact a family law attorney for a paid or free consultation to get legal... Read more »

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Q: if you agree on not having a custody agreement is it mandatory in divorce ?

Me and my wife are getting a divorce but we will handle everything with our son on our own , is it mandatory to have it in the divorce decree ?

Bettie Carmack
Bettie Carmack answered on Mar 2, 2022

If you each have an attorney, you would need to discuss this with the attorneys.

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Q: Ex has went to DHR over 5 months back support. She has not turned in her new income in 5 years. Help.
Bettie Carmack
Bettie Carmack answered on Mar 2, 2022

Your question is not clear. If the matter has been filed in court, both parties will have to state their income in order for the child support to be properly calculated.

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