No. It’s not based upon who makes the most. It’s based upon yours and his combined income and a percentage of the amount of child support proportionate each of your incomes. If he is unable to work, then the child support can be continued until he is back able. If he is unemployed you can still...Read more »
Probably not. He still has to come into court and be adjudicated the legal father. At this point he can ask for a paternity test and if it shows he’s not the father then he will not be liable for child support. On the other hand if he comes into court and says the child is mine, I don’t want a...Read more »
It’s 19 In Alabama. He has to pay until your son turns 19, which is the age of majority in Alabama. Additionally have you thought about applying for disability for your son? Especially if a doctor recommended or diagnosed him with a condition that makes it impossible for him to work. You might...Read more »
Hello, 19 is the age when a child becomes an adult and can make that decision. Alabama has no age before that time at which a child can pick a parent. That said, as a child matures, he/she becomes better able to articulate to the judge why it is in her/his best interest to live with one parent...Read more »
It must stop at the childs 19th birthday. However if college expenses were reserved in the divorce decree then you can file for a modification prior to the child turning 19, in order to ask the court to extend the child support as college expenses. Also while the child is enrolled as a full time...Read more »
My sister has had full custody of my children for 3 years. But she just recently filled for child support about a year ago. Will the back child support go back to the day she got my kids 3 years ago or does it go back to the day she filled the petition for child support 1 year ago?
i have been divorced for 9 years, have 2 daughters 15 and 19 from marriage. judge ordered $481 a month in child support. Father never paid a dime. he remarried and adopted new wife's son and had 2 more daughters. what do I do? He has nothing at all to do with our daughters together... Read more »
We have been divorced for 5 years and in the last year he has not paid child support. What would happen if I refuse to send him to his father's house? His father doesn't live on his own. He lives with his mom and she pays for everything when our son is there. He doesn't even have his... Read more »
You can be held in contempt of court which can carry a five day jail sentence for each time you refuse to send the child. Non payment of child support does not give the right to suspend visitation. Go to DHR and sign up for collection of your past due support. Good luck.
went to court for modification dhr didnt even attempt to look at my finacial papers or records it doubled from 425 to 800 all because they included my over time i filed an appeal went back to court but this time i have a diffrent job so it lowered to 514 but while in court they admitted to using my... Read more »
Hello. Yes, overtime is included in child support. OT is one of those fluid issues that can usually be successfully argued against depending on the facts of the parties. However, technically speaking, Rule 32 along with case law allows for inclusion of OT in calculating CS. Thank you for your...Read more »
No, your income will not change his payments. If you have joint financial accounts with him and the state swipes his tax refund, stimulus check, etc. because he owes arrears and intrest, then your monies are liable to also be swiped. If they are swiped, you would then need to bring that error to...Read more »
We were divorced 8 years ago we have joint custody but it's more of I have full custody due to whenever he was suppose to have the child his parents had her. He only shows when its convenient such as birthdays and holidays. He claims her on income tax and I'm left with the... Read more »
Hello. There are several factual questions that need answering before you receive advice on going through DHR or not. Letting an attorney review your divorce documents will answer those questions and you can be properly advised at that point on whether you need to file in your DR case or open a...Read more »
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