Joseph Jaap's answer There is a chance that the court would start giving her time with the child now, and possibly full custody later. The court will determine what is in the best interest of the child based on all the testimony and evidence presented to the court. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to help you with that process.
Kristine Jones' answer Hello. Fitness or unfitness is not what child support is based on. The custody arrangement determines who should receive the child support, then the number is calculated based on the Child Support Guidelines. As far as expenses go, the child support order may address who pays for what. If it doesn't, then you are not required to pay for those additional expenses. Best of luck.
Regina Irene Edwards' answer You are correct that a modification action cannot be maintained while the custodial parent is in contempt. This requires a good deal of evidence including evidence that you have actively tried to enforce your parenting time rights.
Homer P Jordan IV's answer There are facts of your case that would need to be reviewed in detail in order to provide you with direction on this. You should consider consulting with an attorney who can review the documents and provide you with direction. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
Kevin M Rogers' answer Everything you have stated tells me that there is NO court order for child support, correct? If there is NO order then you would have a case in Small Claims Court to get back the difference between what you've actually paid and what the child support calculator says, but a different judge MIGHT say that what you've paid is a "gift," on behalf of your child. It's always best to go to court and let the court set a payment consistent with the Child Support Guidelines.
Andy Cook's answer It's never too late to file for child support, but the sooner you file the better because any order for child support is usually only made effective the date that you file the paperwork -- not any earlier than that. If he's not paying child support now, I would need to know whether it's because there is no order in effect or whether it's because there is an order but he is simply not in compliance.
It is hard to answer your custody/visitation question because it is so specific and...
Kathryn Hilbush's answer Are you inquiring about a PA or a MD case? In PA, if you wanted to force the issue you'd probably have to file a petition with the court but I would recommend that you first discuss the issues you have with the current situation with an experienced family law attorney before filing anything. t's hard to know from what you've said here why you feel your daughter should not be staying with the grandparents more than with the mother.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer Custody and support agreements need to be entered as court orders to be enforceable. However, assuming neither parent disputes the terms of the custody agreement, the fact that it's not been entered as court order should not cause an issue with the support case.
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer Perhaps? - your question does not provide enough information to answer accurately. You would need to be able to prove to the Judge that the child is being adversely/negatively affected by her exposure to this person. What were the convictions for? Leaving a sex offender alone with a 4 year old is a much different situation than leaving a child with a thief.
Prior dishonesty does not equal current danger. Consult an experienced family law attorney for specific advice on your situation.
Joseph Jaap's answer Before doing that, if you have any other family members, teachers, or trusted adults to talk to about it, you should do that first. But you can call the local children's services office. They will investigate and could move you into foster care.
Lydia Seifner's answer Yes, that is correct. Unless the parents are married when the child is born, mom has all the rights to the child until the father's rights are declared in court. Custody issues can be tricky so have the mother contact an attorney local to her to assist her in the matter.
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