There is currently a child support order in place, and all terms are being met. My daughter be 19 in seven months (March 2021), & unless I take action, her financial support from her father will cease.
My child will be 19 soon, refused to go to college and attending trade school. Will the court enforce my child support order beyond the age of majority? Will I need to initiate a change order? Or does it end automatically?
My friend has 2 kids from his previous marriage. They are currently 18 and 20. He divorced the mom when the youngest was about 3. In the divorce decree he was granted joint custody and actively help raise his kids over the years.. At one point he even had full physical custody of his son. About 3... Read more »
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 »
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