2013 Alabama Supreme Court decision in Christopher v. Christopher stated that, parents are no longer obligated to pay college tuition costs as a part of child support payments. However, if at the time child support was established or modified the parents made an out of court agreement for those...Read more »
Hello. Thanks for your question. If you have another child you are paying support for, you will need to file a petition to modify child support so the court can recalculate support for any remaining children. If you only pay support for the child who is entering the military, you can try filing...Read more »
We do not have court ordered child support. We have been divorced for 2 years and has been activated several times for a period of more than 30 days. Is there a way to get temporary child support while he's away for 6 months? I have tried to ask him about it but he just says he's not... Read more »
Each military service requires that servicemembers support dependents. You can ask his military command to require him to pay you a monthly amount. The amount is set forth in service regulations. Usually it is related to the housing allowance amount.
Hello. If someone else wanted to adopt him, you could voluntarily allow the other person to adopt. Terminating your rights would be in juvenile court. The courts do not terminate (TPR) parents easily because it cannot be undone. When you adopted him, he became your son, as in any ties to his...Read more »
You should immediately consult an attorney or file yourself to have your child support payments suspended or at least reduced. One of the big secrets of child support that they should make you aware of when you are first ordered to pay but don't is that if something happens in your life that...Read more »
You are not going to jail, nor likely to face consequences. If the order is silent, then you have as much right to claim as the other parent. I would get the order amended by consent if you can agree or the court can do it for you.
My child’s father quit paying child support almost a year ago. I finally got DHR involved due to him refusing to help, pay support and always taking under the table jobs. I also have a custody date coming up soon. Can the DHR child support case be used in a custody battle along with the other... Read more »
The decision regarding custody depends on several factors, slightly different in each state. The court will looking at what is in the best interests of the minor. Payment or non-payment is generally not a factor itself, but can be used indirectly. Suggest you speak with a family law attorney in...Read more »
The answer is generally “no”. Howver, there are exceptions to that answer. Once such exception if you owe arrears to the state where deceased lived, by virtue of public assistance given to her for the support of the minor child.
We have been to court and we have a court order stating that I get her every other weekend from 6pm Friday to 6pm Sunday. I have been paying child support and have not seen my child one also she want give me a contact number or updates on my daughter.
There are no criminal penalties for denying you court ordered parenting time. However, there are enforcement remedies in the family law court that can include sanctions for attorney’s fees and costs for having to return to court to enforce its orders. Additionally, dependent upon the nature of...Read more »
i have not had my child support amended when my oldest turned 19. my youngest had cancer and i knew she would need it. the reason i owe arears is due to surgeries and health issues. i tried contacting child services at the time, but never got thru to anyone there.
You cannot remove past due child support amounts. They are final judgements against you in the month that they are unpaid. You can attack a judgment on some very narrow grounds, but not based on what you have laid out. You should have gone back to court when your income changed. You can modify...Read more »
As general rule, the order will not self-terminate until a new Court order is entered; states have different versions of laws governing how and when the child is emancipated and when the child support obligation ends.
While the custodial parent is not entitled to the child support on...Read more »
My ex girl friend and i had a baby he is currently about 6 months old she split i haven't heard from our son in 2 months.we both made agreement off the record. That when she left i would keep in contact and i would get pictures from him everyday. I dont know where she is i dont know how my son... Read more »
The two sisters are 8 and 11 and have never been to school either and their brother is almost 18 . She was saying she homeschooled the children yet never did so . The children do not know how to spell , know their left from right and can hardly even add or subtract . Yet alone don’t even have... Read more »
Me and father were trying to work on things but it seems he has went a-wall and now i cant get him to answer me. He has left me wirh no money a car that needs fixed and i have no job with raising 3 kids but 2 are his. I have no babysitter in the worst time right now and no way to get to a job.. My... Read more »
Go to the local DHR. They will be able to file for child support. But in the interim, they will also be able to provide you with aide to dependent children until he gets served. They can also help with housing and also food stamps. Good luck!
Do I have to send a request to the court? The mother and myself are in agreement with modifying the support, if it is not automatic. I just need to know what steps to take - i.e. forms, letter(?), etc. Are there fees?
I’m only 3 months pregnant and he’s already said he wanted to sign his rights over because he wants nothing to do with me. he will no unlock me and refuses to help me out in any way. the only reason why he wants to sign his rights over are because he doesn’t want to pay child support. what... Read more »
Hello. Terminating his rights does not end the support obligation he has for the child. You need to contact DHR or hire an attorney who can establish custody and child support for you when the time comes (in about 6 months). Best of luck.
He will pay child support until the son turns 19. Then he can go to the courthouse and fill out a Termination of Child support and file it with the court. If he is ordered to pay half of the tuition then he will have to continue to pay it. However if he is not court orders to pay for half of the...Read more »
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