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0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have a good chance of getting custody of my little brother?

I was 6 years old when my brother was born, and I've been at least helping out with taking care of him his whole life, from grabbing and temperature-testing milk for him as a baby to feeding and putting him to bed recently, I have changed more of his diapers then his dad (my ex-stepdad). My... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Massachusetts on
Q: how often can child support be increased or decreased?

In our divorce decree it states that we are to show eachother our tax returns to see if there is any increase or decrease in earnings from the previous year. How much difference in income does there need to be to go to court to have the child support increased or decreased? Is this changed yearly... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Alabama on
Q: I have custody of my two grandchildren. I have had custody for three years. Both of their parents started using drugs.

Neither parent came to court for custody hearing. And now they are getting divorced. How will this affect my custody of grandchildren. And will they have that in the parents divorce case

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: My ex is threatening with charging me income tax for claiming my son. Can he do this?

I have been separated from my son’s father for over a year. Never married. No court order for parenting time or child support. He always claimed our son on income tax returns. This year I claimed our son. My son’s father had his W4 setup to claim 1 and is telling me he’s going to charge me... View More

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

In situations involving tax claims on dependents, the right to claim a child on a tax return typically depends on IRS rules concerning custodial and non-custodial parents. If you have provided the majority of the support for your son and he has lived with you for more than half of the year, you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: Can a Pro Per Petitioner Prepare and File a FOAH After a Custody Modification Hearing?

I am representing myself (in pro per) in a child custody case. My ex-wife has a free attorney from legal aid. I requested RFO Mod custody and we recently had a custody modification hearing where the judge's rulings were more favorable than my requests.

During previous three hearings... View More

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

Under California law, particularly referencing Rule 5.125, you as a pro per litigant (representing yourself) have the right to prepare and file a Findings and Order After Hearing (FOAH) following a custody modification hearing. This rule applies to all parties involved in a case, regardless of... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: My mom kidnapped my son 6 years ago. Convinced me to come back calm. I never got him back and she got custody w/o me

I worked 3rd shift 67hrs/wk as a waitress. I moved uswith my mom for help with him. Past trauma/mental illness and addiction came next. I was on the list to go inpatient rehab everywhere.

But after getting home from work one Sunday, I was slapped hard in my face to wake me up. I opened my... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: Can I still get my children's dad which is still my husband for alimony and for child support

After 8 years they were taken out of my custody and given to my stepmom but during the time I did get tanf for them they were in my custody and I still have not divorced but he has had another family and another child and still married to me

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answered on Feb 26, 2024

In your situation, seeking alimony and child support remains a possibility, despite the complexities of your circumstances. The fact that you are still legally married to the children's father and that he has started another family while still married to you does not nullify your rights to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can back child support be stopped if my ex goes to fed prison?

I have paid back support for years to my ex for my youngest son. He is now going to be in a federal prison for life. My oldest son and I are moving my youngest son from Ocala to Jacksonville with my granddaughter. We have bought food for the household because there was no income coming in the... View More

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answered on Feb 26, 2024

This answer is based on Florida law.

First, a stoppage is not automatic. You can file a motion with the court that issued the child support order explaining why the arrearage is no longer necessary. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: In the state of Ohio can your friends parents kick your friend out when 18 and still in high school(current junior)?
Todd B. Kotler
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answered on Feb 26, 2024

Tricky question. Technically a parent has an obligation to parent a child until they emancipate. That usually happens when the child is both 18 AND a high school graduate. This may be further complicated if a parent is receiving child support on behalf of that child. This question does not... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: If I was only 15 and the woman was 18 when she had the baby would I still be charged for child support

If my child is now 28 years old and have kids of his own but I still be responsible for child support reverages and could they put out a felony charge for that in Michigan?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Arizona on
Q: I live in Maricopa county and I have a warrant out of Michigan for child support. What can I do to stop the extradition

If Michigan wants to extradite me and I did not sign the waiver for extradition what can I do to prevent it from going back to jail at and the governor signed the fugitive and warrant and I have a status conference? What should I do at this conference so I don't end up in jail?

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

If you have an outstanding warrant in Michigan and they are seeking to extradite you to face charges there, your options are limited. However, here is some advice:

1. Hire an attorney. You need legal counsel both in Arizona and Michigan to try to challenge the extradition and/or resolve the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: My ex girlfriend just gave birth to a baby that she says is mine, but there are actually questions around the paternity.

How do I go about getting a DNA test? She is obstructing and being difficult at every opportunity, vowing not to ever let me near the baby out of nothing more than spite. I can't afford to retain a lawyer.

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

I would suggest taking a few steps to establish paternity:

1. Seek legal counsel. A family law attorney can advise you on your rights and the process for establishing paternity in your state. They can help you file a motion with the court to compel a DNA test if the mother is uncooperative....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Support for Arizona on
Q: At a fugitive of justice hearing in Maricopa county and there's a status conference when I'm out on bond. What to expect

Hello maricopa county, I got arrested for a warrant out of Michigan for child support and I got bonded out now I have to go to a status conference. What should I expect at the status conference? Will they put me back in jail.

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

Here are a few key things you can expect at a status conference for a fugitive of justice case in Maricopa County:

- The judge will check in on the progress of getting you extradited back to Michigan to face the child support warrant. The prosecutor will update if Michigan has begun that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: My neighbor has a situation. She has her children living with her but her ex husband still has an order for child

Support that she needs to have changed in the court system. She can't afford a lawyer and I don't think our area legal aid handles these cases anymore. Any advice or help for her appreciated.

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Feb 25, 2024

She and the ex need to file a joint entry (with the judge's signature) modifying the parenting plan to reflect this new situation. Once that is in place she needs to contact CSEA and provide a certified copy of the filed entry to them requesting the modification of the support award.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Do I have a chance to still get shared custody 8 months ago my wife abandoned our home with the kids and got a ppo?

Am I screwed?

On June 11 last year while I was at church my wife abandoned our marital home and took the kids with her, the very next day she filed a ppo with a petition full of lies and false allegations about me physically and verbally abusing her (with no evidence of course) we had a... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Feb 28, 2024

You sound like you are aware this will be an uphill battle. Are you screwed? No! Of big concern is why you haven't seen the kids in 8 months; is that because you never raised this issue with the court or your soon-to-be ex is just not complying with the order? I think with that amount of time... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: I have two left charges under $340 in total. Schedule 4 and 6 charges also. One place I worked there. Family law too
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answered on Feb 26, 2024

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Texas on
Q: Why do I have to pay back child support if I was taking care of my son WHILE LIVING with my ex and paying him rent?

He got custody because he lied and 3 weeks after the divorce decree was signed he invited me to move back in with him and be 24/7 mommy. He was abusive and I left. We had a big fight and he went after back child support. My attorney was lazy and ended up screwing up my case and didn't want to... View More

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Feb 29, 2024

You should of went to the AG office when you moved back in the house. If you already paid the child support your case is moot. If you owe arrearage go to the AG and request a hearing to confirm the arrearage

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: What do you do when you can not get in touch with a lawyer you have already hired?

Hired for Georgia Child Support not Tennessee.

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answered on Feb 26, 2024

You will need to post in GA not TN. And try all possible methods of contacting the attorney. You may need to hire another attorney as your case will be in jeopardy.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Oregon on
Q: SSDI pays 50% to my child that does not live with me for his beneficiary payment. What happens if I went back to work?

If I went back to work and lost my benefits, my ex does not have a judgement for child support but if she took me to court for child support once she lost those SSDI child beneficiary benefits, could the judge make me pay the same amount she was getting for him each month from his child beneficiary... View More

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