My son is 16 and his mother has been in violation of the court order for over a decade. She has now blocked my phone number on his phone, so I have no communication with my son. Do I still have to pay child support?
Yes, you can typically ask for child support from one or both biological parents if you have permanent guardianship. The incomes of you and your spouse usually won't replace the biological parents' obligation to support their child.
In California, at the age of 16, a minor does not have the legal authority to unilaterally decide where to live. Custody and visitation arrangements are typically determined by court orders. If you wish to modify the custody arrangement and your daughter's mother does not agree, you may need...View More
Hi, I am the non-custodial parent in the state of Georgia with visitation every other weekend. From a mediation back in 2019 I pay child support monthly. It also states "parties shall each pay one-half of the child extracurricular activities".
If the typed up order by the mediator... View More
I recently submitted form FL-100 along with other required documents to initiate a divorce. Based on the 2013 FCCRC regulations, the court should conclude the divorce process within 18 months. If neither party takes further action:
(1) Will the court automatically schedule hearings for... View More
The court is not going to take care of this stuff. It is up to you to schedule hearings. You should consult with a divorce attorney or if you're limited on funds, each Family Court has what they call a family law facilitators office, schedule an appointment with them, as they can help you with...View More
Under California law, if your father has not made child support payments for a year despite a legal agreement, he may face consequences such as wage garnishment, driver's license suspension, or even contempt of court charges. It's important to consult with an attorney to address this...View More
In Georgia, child support obligations generally cease when a child support case is closed or when the child reaches the age of majority, but past due payments, or "back pay," typically still need to be paid. If a case was closed but there are still arrears (unpaid child support), you may...View More
The mother and I made a verbal agreement about paying support plus other things. She found out I was in a relationship and my case was reopened. because I wasn’t paying the full amount of child support which is why we stop the child support in the first place due to the way I work by the job and... View More
Closing a child support case doesn’t stop the child support. Closing the case stops child support enforcement of the order. Also, when she agreed to a lesser amount, that didn’t change the courts order. So anything less than the order you weren’t paying she could ask the court to order...View More
My spouse has verbally agreed to letting me stay with our home but has stated he does not want to have me pursue Alimony payments ? What does alimony entail? Can I receive alimony as well as staying with the home? We have been married 20 years and there is a nine year old child involved in the... View More
Under California law, child support and alimony (spousal support) are determined using different formulas and factors. The receipt of alimony by a parent does not directly factor into the calculation for child support. However, the total income of both parents, including alimony received or paid,...View More
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