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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on

Q: I will be starting nursing school this next semester and will have to quit my job or drop down to PRN which will be 20

Or less a week will his child support increase ? He makes double what i make right now .

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 24, 2019

It can be recalculated but they will figure your portion on your pre-drop income, although it could go up.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on

Q: My ex hasn't paid child support in over 6 years. The arrears are over $31,000.00.

She was served with papers to show up for a contempt of court charge but left Georgia and moved to another state. Several years passed with nothing being done and this past year moved back with her new husband. They both work with her family under the table and I provided all the information I... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 24, 2019

You need to hire a private attorney to sue her for contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: Me and my child’s father lived together since our daughter was born until she was 2 and a half. I always paid everythin

She lives with me. She has always gotten Medicaid. I now get Medicaid, food stamps, and child care assistance. Will the government put him on child support? Can he come after me for money? And do I have to let him claim her?

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 24, 2019

He will have to pay child support. He cannot recoup any money from you absent a change of possession of the child. If he is current on his child support, the court will generally alternate the tax exemption between you and him.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on

Q: Hi , I wanted to see if Qualify f qualify or a lawyer? I need help for child support? I can’t really pay much..

I have court October 17th

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Aug 23, 2019

The Office of Attorney General may be able to assist you. Not sure what the court date is for but contact their office to see if you can get help.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: How do I file for extension to answer a custody modification?

I live in Ohio; Ex husband lives in Georgia. He has a filed for a modification of custody and child support as well as a few other things. I am still trying to find an attorney / money to afford an attorney. How can I file to extend the time I have to answer so that I can continue to get my ducks... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 23, 2019

Contact an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with the options. The attorney can provide you with the guidance you need to answer the custody modification. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on

Q: I receive court mandated child support and he is now “decertified from state intercept” what does this mean?

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 23, 2019

That means he doesn’t owe enough of an arrearage for the state to intercept his taxes.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on

Q: My child's mother is threatening to put me on child support. Im working when she want me to watch him. What can I do?

I'm a single parent with four children. I have two jobs and instead of putting him in daycare she threatens to put me on child support. I get him in between jobs whenever I'm not working. Please help me.

Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 23, 2019

She has the right to file for child support. Your income and your expenses of support for your other children are taken into account in the child support calculation.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on

Q: Do I have to pay back child support before my court date?

My court date is coming up for my second child, but I took my first child mother to court for child support and didn’t get a court date till like 3 months after filling for a court date, I ended up being backed up on child support even tho we didn’t t have court yet so there was no set amount I... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer answered on Aug 23, 2019

If possible it would be in your best interest to do so. But, you better retain an experienced matrimonial attorney and not try to handle this on your own. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on

Q: If 50/50 custody was just granted and he has to pay child support, does that mean I have to supply him with daily needs?

Like formula, diapers, wipes. He said that if he pays child support that I have to supply him with those when she’s in his care in kentucky

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 22, 2019

No. You do not supply them when in his care. He supplies them.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: When do arrears get calculated into the amount ordered to the employer to deduct per paycheck? How is it calculated?

There is a monthly amount ordered through the state that is being paid by employer deduction but the arrears amount is just sitting there not being paid. At what point does the state send an adjusted amount to the employer to begin also deducting arrears and how is that additional amount... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 22, 2019

You need to remind your case worker to seek the arrears. Sounds like someone forgot or he's not making enough.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on

Q: Question modified - Can pending child support order be changed to request child support prior to filing date?

Mother left July 2013. Filed paperwork to change custody and child support in 2016. Through mediation, all custody was agreed upon but all financial was "reserved for later date". Financial portion still open to this day and has not been agreed upon or finalized. Since it is still open and... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber answered on Aug 22, 2019

If I understand correctly you filed a Petition to Modify an already existing child support order in 2016. If that is the case then you generally cannot go retroactive from that 2016 Petition to Modify. You can still enforce the child support order that was in effect prior to 2016.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on

Q: What happens to the absent parent if he does not answer served child support papers?

The case has not started yet they do not have a financial afadavit for him yet...it’s been over 4months and he has not answered the served papers

Rand Scott Lieber answered on Aug 22, 2019

If he was served then you can move for a default.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on

Q: Can you request child support prior to date of filing? Case is still open.

We filed for child support in April 2016 even though other parent moved out of state July 2013 because our attorney at the time said we could not ask for retro (prior to filing date). She said if we wanted child support from July 2013 then we should have filed then. Fast forward to current date and... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber answered on Aug 22, 2019

Normally on a new child support matter you can go back two years prior to filing. It is different if you are asking for a modification of an already existing order.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: Child support case reopened since 2014, a few days ago $24000 was added in arrears to my account w/out notice?

Custodial parent reopened case in 2014 after I started relationship with someone else. In 2016 I had children legitimized in 2016.. Per order cp stated we were in a long relationship and residing together. I have never been jail always supported my children financially. Now she states I owe her... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 22, 2019

You will need to hire an attorney to straighten that out.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on

Q: How can I find the contempt statutes for a Ga civil child support contempt case? What sanctions can I ask the judge for

I’m trying to find out what I can legally ask the judge to impose in a child support contempt hearing if the father is found in contempt

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 22, 2019

2018 Georgia Code

Title 19 - Domestic Relations

Chapter 6 - Alimony and Child Support

Article 1 - General Provisions

§ 19-6-28. Enforcement of orders; contempt; service of rule nisi by mail; rule nisi form

Universal Citation: GA Code § 19-6-28 (2018)...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law and Child Support for Alabama on

Q: Is there any law in Alabama that says if someone pays child support then the child cannot be kept away from them?

I pay child support but haven't gotten to see or talk to my daughter in two years. My sister in law has custody.

Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Aug 22, 2019

If you are the parent, unless there is some court order that says you can't see the child, you can petition the Court to establish parenting time for you with the child. You don't say this, but I expect that the Alabama Department of Human Resources took you to Court to compel you to pay child... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: Can my husband adopt my daughter, if her biological father has not paid child support in 6 months consecutively?

My child's father is wishy washy. He is a dad when it's convenient and its hard to get state mandated child support from him. He said he would not sign the papers for my husband to adopt my child, because it would make him look like a dead beat dad. He sees her occasionally. Lives on his parents... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 21, 2019

It sounds like it's time for an intrafamily adoption. You don't need bio dad's permission. Hire an adoption attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Nebraska on

Q: I am being charged with a class 4 felony for back child support and now am being charged for 4 charges rather than one

I have had 5 surgeries in the last 4 yrs and pending more and the back is due to the state due to filing of family members being the mother dropped the support odder

Julie Fowler answered on Aug 21, 2019

I'm not sure what your specific question is. If you are facing felony charges, you can be appointed a public defender if you can't afford an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on

Q: If my sons father no longer pays child support on his first kid will mine be raised

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 21, 2019

Possibly, but you will have to go back to court and make a motion for an increase.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on

Q: regarding child support. If respondent agrees with everything except child support, what step do I take next?

can I still file even though he disagrees with the child support amount even though it is the calculation provided on the forms? he is ok with all other things except child support.

Rand Scott Lieber answered on Aug 21, 2019

File what you agree on and ask for a hearing on the child support issue.

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