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Q: my ex & l have three kids. Twins that will be 21 in May, another that will be 11 in January. What can I do to reduce ?

the amount that I pay per month?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Oct 16, 2020

Hello. File for a modification.

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Q: Mother is 17 her mother listed on court documents for CS why is that In Alabama
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Oct 14, 2020

Because she is a minor. Anytime a minor is listed on court documents it’s “by and through” the parent of the minor. The age of majority in Alabama is 19, so she has to have her mothers name on the documents.

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Q: Does child automatically stop at the age of 19?

I have two kids, one will turn 19 in August of 2021. My ex- husband pays one amount for both, how is child support determined once the oldest child turned 19? Am I responsible, if the my ex-husband doesn’t request the payments to stop for the oldest child turns 19?

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Oct 10, 2020

He will have to file a modification to change the child support for one child and stop it for the other. It should be an easy process that you both can sign and agree upon.

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Q: can my adult children have the backtime childsupport stopped since they are adults now and dont want me going thru that
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Oct 9, 2020

No. It’s not theirs, it’s their mothers. It was for them, and not to them.

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Q: My child turns 19 in December, does child support drop automatically after their nineteenth birthday?
Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Oct 7, 2020

Hello. No, you will need to file with the court in the county where the case is located to stop child support. Thanks for your question!

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Q: I recently paid off all the amount that I owed in arrears. They are still taking these deductions from my check.

How do I get the deductions to stop? My children are adults and all child support is paid in full.

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 28, 2020

You have to go to the clerks office and fill out a CS-44 Affidavit for Termination if Withholding Order for Support. It is stating to the court that the children have reached the age of majority and you are no longer obligated to pay support. Congratulations!!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: I have 3 month old child and the father is narcissistic person. When he comes around he only comes for my money.

And verbally abuse me. I did a protection order but he held me hostage so I couldn’t go he also threaten me If I go back that he will hurt me and take our child. How can I collect child support and not let him be around my child? He sell drugs and is not a stable person.

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 27, 2020

Please contact 2nd chance and they will help you get away from him.

Also contact DHR who will go after child support without giving any visits. Good luck to you.

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Q: How do I file a petition for a child support order that is in arrears for an adult child with DHR in Alabama?
Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 22, 2020

Go to DHR they will handle it for you.

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Q: Can a parent drug test the child in qeustion of a child support case

My ex wife has gotten my whole family drug tested in past cases. All clean of course. Anyway, this is not for custody just child support. And I know my son has been partaking in weed. Though I’ve never caught him. It’s blatant. And if he does get tested, what will happen to my other children at... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 15, 2020

Hello. She would need to ask the Court's permission or get him to submit to a test voluntarily. Weed is illegal in Alabama. It is against the law to partake, have possession of it, sell it, etc. You have an obligation to your other children to protect them from illegal drugs. Thank you for... Read more »

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Q: Can both parents create their own child support agreement in a divorce in Alabama?
Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 13, 2020

I've yet to see a Judge disallow a parental child support agreement. You still must file the child support forms as a matter of record in your case though. Thanks for your question.

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Q: My child mother and I reached an agreement that became the court order, can she take me back to court for more money?

We settled outside of court. We never had to see the judge. The judge made our agreement a court order. I’m married now, can she take me back to court to request more money?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 12, 2020

Yes, either of you can always go back and request to recalculate child support.

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Q: My child is 1 years old, is their a law she doesnt ha e to spend the night weekend till shes 3yrs?

The fathers child lives with his parents and the whole situation is unsafe to me for the child to stay their and also 2 hrs away over night the whole weekend. Is their anything against that till at least she can talk and tell me what is going on. Especially she has slept with me since the day she... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 10, 2020

Hello. No, there's no specific law that addresses how old a child has to be before it can spend the night with the other parent. Thank you for the question.

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Q: Do you have to have court order to collect child support?

My ex and I are not married, we have 2 kids and are separated. At this time I have a pfa against him and nothing was ordered of child support at the pfa hearing the judge just told him he needed to pay cs. Can we have a written/verbal agreement and it be legal. He is willing to pay child support... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 10, 2020

Hello. No, it will not be legal unless and until it is a court order. Otherwise, you are at his mercy of when and how much he decides to pay. Contact DHR or hire an attorney to file for CS. Thanks for your question.

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Q: I am unwed, pregnant, & do not want the father of my child involved in the pregnancy. What are my rights in AL?

We were in a serious relationship during the beginning of me becoming pregnant however have since broken up. He has become manipulative & verbally abusive & I am considered to be a high-risk pregnancy. Can I have him not be involved at all in my pregnancy & prenatal care &... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 10, 2020

He does not have the right to bother you during your pregnancy. Contact him one last time and tell him if he bothers you again you will have him arrested. And then stop all contact. If he bothers you again call the police and have him arrested. When you go to the hospital and have the baby, do not... Read more »

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Q: Can i fill for full custody through dhr when i already been to the state

My husband took his childs mother to court for joint custody in December 2019 he got joint everything but he is on child support aswell a accident happened in may where she cameto my(his wife)mother house to fight left the car in reverse while child was in it now she has a pending child... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 8, 2020

You have a lot of questions in this and have not provided much information. You need to get to a family law attorney immediately. Also just for a short answer, yes he can get in trouble for not paying child support when he is ordered to, even though he hasn’t seen him. And probably yes, you need... Read more »

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Q: What do i need to do to start the process on trying to get my son back home with me? In need of a lawyer.

Father has physical we share joint. I pay child support to him and im having issuses out if the wife,child isnt happy wanting to be home with mother. Mother works, own cars and stable living. Never on drugs or etc.....

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 4, 2020

Hello. You can file for a modification. You should seek local counsel for advice. Thanks for your question.

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Q: My fiancé and I have 2 year old twin boys that are staying with a family friend while we fight with DHR to get custody

The family That has them always said that they were fine financially I did not need any money from us. But now after 10 months the DHR’s Lawyer Is Requesting for us to pay child support..We don’t have a problem paying, but I don’t understand how they can ask for back pay all the 10 months... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 4, 2020

Hello. Yes, other people are feeding, housing, and clothing your children. You are still financially responsible and they can obtain child support from you and the father.

You can pay the minimum amount, but the interest will accumulate and you will owe much more than $3,000.00. Don't...
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Q: What are birth father's pregnancy and birth financial responsibilities when he impregnated a minor?

My daughter, 16, had a baby with an adult man. She is unmarried, living with her mother, and I am paying child support for her plus insurance. Is the baby's father responsible for any hospital bills related to her care?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 4, 2020

Hello. Your daughter is still a minor and whatever the current order states, that is what you will need to follow. The father is financially responsible for his child, not your child (daughter). Thank you for the question.

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Q: Hello. I want to take my sons father off child support. I no longer want him on child support. Haven't been to court yet

We haven't been to court or anything, I just did an over the phone interview. This was back in April. What do I need to do? Also in the future if I want to put him on child support will I be able too?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 4, 2020

Hello. He's not required to pay without a court order. Sounds like you don't have one yet. Just stop pursuing it. Yes, you still have the option to do so in the future if you maintain custody. Thanks for your question.

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