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Q: My child’s father continues to move states to avoid paying child support. What can be done about this? Over $5000 behind

I provide information to the states enforcement team of his location and employment when I learn of it but the system is so slow that he moves again once they make contact with him.

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Q: My sister has full custody of her boys. She passed 2 weeks ago. If she left a will stating where she wants them to go,

can it keep them from being placed with their biological father who is a deadbeat and will not take care of them and only wants them for my sister's social security? We have not yet found a will but still have some things to go through.

Steve D. Hardin
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Steve D. Hardin
answered on Jan 4, 2022

To get custody of the children you will need to file for a guardianship over the minors. If the father wants the children it would have to be a contested guardianship case. Either way you will need to hire an attorney.

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Q: we live in mo. our daughter was murdered in 2020. we were awarded guardianship. father unfit. how can we get their child

support to start coming to them.

Spencer Williams
Spencer Williams
answered on Nov 22, 2021

The most economical option would be to discuss the issue with the Family Support Division and see if they can file to establish or modify the support order to direct to you. If they are unable to help you can file a Petition for Third Party Custody and Support with the County in which the child... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: can i legally adopt a dad

i dont have one mine left for milk

Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Oct 13, 2021

What does it mean to leave for milk?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: In Missouri, is a pentente lite the same as a pendente lite?
Spencer Williams
Spencer Williams
answered on Jul 30, 2021

A motion pendente lite is latin for "pending the litigation". The motion requests orders while a case is pending such as custody, visitation, child support or maintenance orders in divorce litigation. Pendente lite motions are often abbreviated as "PDL". Those temporary... Read more »

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Q: I am paying child support on two children. one of which will turn 21 in February 2022. What happens then?

The 20 year old does not live at home. We have never received any report cards on either child. What is the best approach with this?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Jun 16, 2021

You will need to request that support be terminated for the eldest child. You can either do that by affidavit or by motion. That would also mean that child support should be recalculated to reflect one child.

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Q: Is child support paid in summer between HS and college if child is over 18?

In MO. Child turns 18 in Nov. of his senior year of high school. Child support must be paid until completion of H.S. Does child support contunue through the summer if he is planning on attending college?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Jun 14, 2021

In Missouri, if the child plans on attending higher education, support ends at 21 or when they graduate - whichever is earlier.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: My husband is trying to lower his child support or sign his rights away, and I was wondering how much would it cost
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Jun 10, 2021

Do you mean how much it would cost to go to court? Unless there's someone there to adopt the child (or they are considered abandoned, etc.), the court will not terminate his rights just so he doesn't have to pay child support.

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Q: How much child support would I receive from the father of my child that makes around $350,000 a year?

We aren’t married. We live together and are planning to separate. He is the father of my child. I have not worked in the last year because he didn’t want me to. I have no income.

Steve D. Hardin
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Steve D. Hardin
answered on Apr 13, 2021

Details will matter such as how many children, the special needs of the children, insurance costs for the child, any work related child care costs, if the paying parent has any other child support.

In short you need to consult with a family law attorney about your case to get a reasonable...
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Q: If a parent moves out, would child support begin before a court order is in place for it?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Apr 1, 2021

No, child support doesn't begin until a case for it begins. Even then, it's only become retroactive to the date of filing once there's a final judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: What is the meaning of FSD not collecting?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Mar 25, 2021

What do you mean? Please expand upon your question so we can better help.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: My boyfriend relapsed and we haven’t herd or seen him in over a week, we have two children together can I get fulcustody

Prior to this happening I was seeking information on getting full custody and applying for child support I’m a single low income mom now, not leaving any extra room for lawyer fees

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Mar 10, 2021

If you already have a custody order in place, you would want to seek a modification of it based on this change.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I had a SIS over 7 years ago for Child Support. How do I get this removed from my background check.

It shows up as "pleading guilty of a felony" it's preventing me from getting back my CCW which I had before after the SIS. I am trying to start a P.I. business and need this resolved. I served my country and still working for federal govt for totaling 32 years and hold a Top Secret... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Feb 22, 2021

You can seek expungement, depending on the greater specifics of your history.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: If a Missouri case is in Division 35 would it be concerning custody or abuse?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Feb 11, 2021

What county in Missouri?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Missouri on
Q: State of Missouri. I called child support to get mom to pay child support. They said they cant do anything due to covid

Is this true?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Feb 11, 2021

It depends on who you called. Is there a current income withholding order in place? I would reach out to DFS to see if they can help. Otherwise, I'd recommend seeking legal counsel from a family law attorney.

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Q: What happens if the child is not with the parent getting child support.

And they receive the money but are told by the other person tell them they cannot use it or they will get in trouble. And they want to use it to fix the room for said child so they can get the child back.

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Feb 11, 2021

You should reach out to family law attorney to rectify the situation and to better assist you.

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Q: How often can fsd send me a income withholding for support. I got two in the last two months.
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Jan 27, 2021

Are they for the same child? Sometimes if you check is not enough to cover the payment owed, the income withholding order will split up the percentage so that you are left with a sufficient amount of income.

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Q: My daughter is 21 now and I'm still getting a monthly statement from child support that says my payment is due. Mo.

My daughter did not go to college and I just found out that she has not lived with her mother for the past 10 years she lived with her grand parants why did I still have to pay child support when there was no reason she couldn't have lived with me and how do I get child support stoped I... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Jan 13, 2021

It depends on what your parenting plan states, because parties can deviate from the statutory presumption of child support ending at 18. Our firm deals with cases like yours, so if you're interested please schedule a free consultation with us at https://hrrlawyers.com/book-online

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Missouri on
Q: Divorce and child support

My ex wife lost custody of child. Grandmother( her mom) had had custody of child for over 4 years now.. in the divorce decree it states I don't pay child support..I signed over guardianship of child to grandmother now years later the grandmother is trying to make me pay child support without... Read more »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Jan 6, 2021

To alter support and/or custody, a party needs to submit a modification. So if she has not sought to modify the decree, then you remain under the obligation (or lack thereof) of the original decree.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: I've been paying child support every week, since child was born directly to the mother, can she get back child support?

I live in Missouri, I pay 100 a week directly into her mother's bank account... she requested I do this, and now she is saying she is going to go get state help (she makes way more money than I do) and that they will make me pay since day she was born... is that true? Or can I prove that she... Read more »

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker
answered on Jan 3, 2021

You are correct. If you can donstrate that you have been making direct support payments, then you have a good argument for receiving credit for support paid. If you do not have proof and she is willing to perjure herself under oath, then the judge will make the determination.

Most states...
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