Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Mississippi Child Support Questions & Answers
0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Am I entitled to pay arreages on child support in Ms if accumulated after child joined miltary full tiand left for basic

My son joined military in June 2021 and I went to dhs with his enlistment papers and orders after many months of gettin run around they now say I owe back time from then till now Am I responsible for this if he was full time in marines his entire time or was he automatically emancipated when... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Long story but I owe a bunch of back child support

Long story but I owe a bunch of back child support but didn't find out until several years ago , ever since I found out and got served papers to my employer I've made every payment with extra to cover back child support. Once I was served it showed up on my credit a few months later so... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: The question is since he's been mailed two contemp court orders he paid once which was 4000 wat happens next

What happens next I didn't have to be present at court but he has to be what happens now

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: He's received two letters of contemp one in January the other one this month April

I didn't have to be present only him

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: 21000 behind it's down to 17000 got a lump sum 2022 this month of 4000 he was ordered years ago just started paying when

When does he has to make next lump sum payment

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Apr 28, 2022

You have to look at the order regarding how he must pay the child support. more than likely there is not a requirement to pay lump sums in specific intervals, except for the monthly support amount. The question is have you had him cited for contempt. If he is not paying and is this far behind, you... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: If you have durable legal custody can you get child support from the biological parents

I am currently the foster parent but father is considering giving us durable legal custody

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: If my child’s father terminated his rights, what do I do about the child support review letter from DHS?

My child is 7. Has never seen her “father”. We just finalized court, he terminated his rights, I agreed. Everything is sealed and done. But I did apply for food stamps. I received a letter: Notice of Right to Request Review. I’m not sure what to do at this point considering rights are... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Apr 23, 2022

You should send DHS a copy of the termination order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: If I have a court document stating “No child support ordered” in 2011- now 2021 she wants child support. Will I owe bk

Original court order states “ No child support”, but she has Gov. Assistants & now they are requesting Child Support, will they be able to go and get back child support?

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Mar 1, 2022

If you have a court order that states you are not ordered to pay current support or an arrearage, then the State will not be able to collect back support from you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Contempt action against my sons mother for unpaid child support over ten thousand. What is the typical outcome in court?
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Feb 24, 2022

The outcome will always depend on the Judge and the facts of each case. However, I can tell you that if child support is not paid as ordered then the Judge can order the back support paid, order the payor to reimburse attorney’s fees and any costs, order the payor to jail until the amount is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Married 5 months ago. Will I get stuck with his back child support. Ex is taking him to court for not paying all.

He worked a different job when he divorced the ex years ago. The job lost its contract. He now works a job making less. He got behind cs before we married.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Feb 21, 2022

You cannot be held liable for his child support obligation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: What form do I file to child support case that's about to go to court
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Feb 11, 2022

You do not provide enough information about your current situation to answer this question. I’m unsure as to what “form” you are referring to.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: My son's father doesn't help me at all with our son. I filed for cs in Jjne 2021 we established paternity in July and

He signed a petition of what he was ordered to pay. As of today there has been no payments made and the order has not even been filed at chancery court bc they keep saying it has to go before a judge for signature

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Jan 20, 2022

I am going to assume that you went through DHS to establish paternity and child support. If the Order was signed by all parties in July, 2021, there is no excuse for the delay in presenting it to the Judge. You should contact the attorney handling the paternity action and make a demand that the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: Does my child support end if my 19 yr old son joins the military? He is joining air national guard with Air Force in MS.

My son will be 19 yrs old in January and is currently in college; however, he may not be next semester due to him joining the military. Does joining the military automatically emancipate him and child support stops or will I need to file a modification to end the child support and show proof of him... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Nov 19, 2021

Yes, joining the military on a full time basis is an emancipating event in Mississippi.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can my kids’ mother file a child support order in Mississippi if she nor the kids have ever lived here

Child support petition

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Nov 15, 2021

If you live in Mississippi and have a support order from another state, the originating state will send the order to Mississippi for collection efforts.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: How can I get my daughters back time child support. I have asked the child support office but they are not helping

If possible could she get the entire amount at one time? They told me she would only get $30 a month but she hasn't got any back time at all yet. Her dad hasn't paid child support since august.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 24, 2021

A complaint would need to filed with the court asking that he be found in contempt and asking for the back support, attorney’s fees, and expenses. The court can order that he be incarcerated, as well, but whether or not you receive the full amount in lump sum depends on how much is owed.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: If my ex husband is not following the divorce papers and paying his half of my childrens extra expenses what do I do?

My divorce papers state that my ex husband is supposed to have insurance on my children and pay extra expenses for any extra curricular activities or expenses. My daughter has had braces twice and I’ve paid out of pocket neither him nor his insurance has paid anything and my son is taking college... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 21, 2021

You should retain an attorney and file a petition asking that your ex be found in contempt and requesting any amounts owed to you, including attorney’s fees, filing fees, and service fees.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: I live in MS. My child is 19, pregnant, working, not in college. Do i still have to pay court ordered child support?

I am up to date with my court ordered child support and no arrears.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 20, 2021

You will have to pay the support until you file a petition with the court asking that the support be terminated for the above reasons.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Can i ask for child support modification when i retire from govt job of 30 years in MS as my income will be lower?

Will this retirement be considered voluntary if it's for the 30 years which is the benchmark retirement year? I will be 55 years old at that time. I'm also in bad health with multiple issues with my spine and knee and severe anxiety.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Oct 8, 2021

Yes, you can ask for a reduction of child support at retirement; however, it will not be rubber stamped. The court will look at several factors while making a decision to grant or deny your request, e.g. your age, your health, the reason for the retirement, your ability pay, whether you can/will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Can I change the name the child support case is in from my mother to me as I'm now over 18 and not living with her?

My mother has been getting child support for me for years. My father still has quite a bit of back pay remaining. I no longer live with my mother, am over 18. She still has the card that the child support money is deposited on and is using it for her own needs. Even when I was living with her she... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Sep 17, 2021

I cannot tell you that it is impossible to do what you are asking; however, I can tell you that I have not seen it happen in the 20+ years that I have been practicing. MDHS is going to assume that your mother used her funds to support you during your minority; therefore, the arrearage amount is... Read more »

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.