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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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?
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.
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....View More
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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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