Father has never helped or tried to meet son.His name isnt on birth certificate.I gave birth in TN but have been living in Ala. Trying to figure out how to get paternity testing or acknowledgment of paternity form and in which state should i file?
He was ordered to pay child support back in October, but has only paid one month so far. He keeps giving the court the wrong names of his employers on purpose to avoid payroll withholding. He only makes token attempts to talk to our son for only two minutes at a time every night. He calls at the... Read more »
His ex wife gives him hell about their son he pays child support every month and we have him (by papers) every other weekend and every Wednesday. My bf works swing shift so on the Wednesday’s he is at work he’s not here. When he is on days we have him after school until as late at 10pm on... Read more »
Hello. They are not married so when mom moves out after the breakup, she needs child support either via private attorney action or her filing it via DHR. Custody only becomes an issue before the court if dad makes it one. Best of luck!
A petition to terminate your parental rights must be filed in the juvenile court. You would then file a consent. Be aware that such a termination does not make your back child support go away. Also, if the court believes that you just want to sign these rights away so you can avoid supporting the...Read more »
The age of majority is 19, however, to file something in the juvenile court to make her come back (a "CHINS" petition-- child in need of supervision) may only be done before the child's 18th birthday. If you need to discuss further, let us hear from you.
I do not know if you are in Alabama or not and that would be a considerable factor as I am not licensed in LA or elsewhere and cannot give you advice on how the matter may be handled in other states. You need to consult an attorney in the state where the soon to be child and mother are located....Read more »
She and the 2 kids moved in with her grandmother. She went to DHR and filed for child support and when she did he told her he was going to take the kids from her and she would never see them again. She is afraid now to let them go visit him in fear of him not giving them back to her. He smokes weed... Read more »
Hello. Getting child support is a default award of custody in Alabama. She should be asking her case worker what all DHR will or will not help her with in terms of what to file for in this situation. If he files for custody, then she will need an attorney to handle the custody aspect of the case...Read more »
My sister moved to another state with her two younger children, age 12 & 16. She became homeless and could no longer afford to keep them. She dropped them off at her 22 year old home in Alabama. They were only was suppose to stay for the holidays. It’s been 4 months and she has not returned.... Read more »
The divorce and child support agreement were originally in the county where my ex-wife still lives. I do not feel I am being represented. I am remarried. I just started a second job. I proactively asked the case worker to take child support out of my primary job before I got hit with the FULL... Read more »
Hello. DHR does not represent you, which is why you feel that way. They actually represent the person trying to collect child support. The Income Withholding Order follows you when you change jobs. It can only pull from the employers listed on the Order. So it absolutely can only come from one...Read more »
We have joint custody, he gets every other weekend visitation. During his visitation our kids have to witness his girlfriend verbally abuse him. She makes vile remarks about his man parts, yells and screams, becomes out of control on alcohol in front of the kids. Police have been called out... Read more »
Hello. You can try and file a PFA on behalf of your kids against the g/f. Or, file for a modification of custody and see if that gets the attention of dad regarding who he chooses to have around his children. Best of luck!
Ex's lawyer tried to take out the need for an IWO out of the final draft of settlement agreement and now ex is saying an IWO won't be issued if we go to court. Isn't an entry of IWO required, per section 30-3-61 Alabama 1975?
Hello. In the counties where I practice, all of our orders state that IWO's are required by the code section you describe and our judge's routinely issue them and site that code section as grounds for the order. It is best practice to require IWOs for child support because otherwise it is...Read more »
Hello. Unmarried persons typically file in CS or JU court for paternity, custody, and child support. Many times because of financial reasons, they go through DHR first and let DHR handle the child support issues. Consulting with an attorney in your local area is not a bad idea. Best of luck!
I made the mistake of paying my ex in cash for child support. I do have bank statements that show the exact amounts I withdrew and each time and I also have his mother who is willing to testify that I did pay him. (He lives with her and majority of the money went to her for bills.) Will the judge... Read more »
Hello. This is really more of an evidence question, subject to the rules of evidence when it is offered at the hearing. Evidence questions and proof of your case is best discussed with your attorney. Best of luck!
Hello. It depends. The judge has discretion about those matters and may take into account various actions by the parties. However, neither of you are obligated to disclose your income to the other, unless you are in litigation. Best of luck!
My fiance and I have been together for 1.5 years. We moved in together and have lived together on and off for a little over a year. He has 6yo twins and has 'Schedule A' visitation. Their mom has violated the visitation by weaseling her way around the agreement and 9/10 times stays at his... Read more »
Hello. I do not practice in or around Gulf Shores, so your reference to "Schedule A" visitation may be something that is local to Baldwin/Mobile counties. Without having the exact language of the visitation, it's impossible to say whether or not there is merit to her concerns. It is...Read more »
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