Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: How does the new Illinois child support law work if the non custodial parent NEVER get the child/children?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

This might help.

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Q: I live with my child in CA father lives in FL can I File for support? He also never signed the BC! he has no LEGAL job??

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Yes, of course you can file for support. The Florida Department of Revenue assists in collection of child support, and there is a similar agency in California. Contact one or both agency and ask them for help.
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Q: I currently pay child support for two children. One of them moved in with me the other moved in with a friend and the

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Oregon on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

You can first see if the district attorney will help you modify the child support order at no charge. Otherwise you will need to file to modify it yourself. There are forms at the courthouse you can use but you will need an attorney to help you because you will need to get the mother's financial information and do a new calculation. You can change the order so you don['t have to pay for the child that is living with you and in fact you can have an order created stating that the mother needs...
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Q: If my fiance's son's mother waits to put him on child support until after we are married will be income be included?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Only the parent's income will be included - not a spouse's.

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Q: Was I required to pay child support during the TPO?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

You are obligated to support any child that does not live with you, regardless of whether there was a child support order in place.

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Q: I have shared custody and my ex got remarried. Can I get out child support since her household income went up?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

You are almost never going to be able to get out of paying child support. That said, if your ex spouse is now married again her new income could be factored in to how much you have to pay for child support. Any modification of your child support is going to require a court order of the child custody agreement though.

Consult with a family law attorney in your area for representation and legal advice.
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Q: I pay $600/month child support. My ex is wanting me to pay for an optional Disney Band trip for my child. Am I obligated

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Your child custody agreement is going to govern whether or not you are obligated to pay. Clearly you do not believe that an optional band trip to Disney is an educational expense. However, if it is through a school program, chances are high that it is. If you do not believe this to be the case though you can always go back to court to dispute it but you may not like your outcome.

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Q: If 2 people file for child support against the same person the same day, whos case recieves the first child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Each case is processed on its own.

There is a formula used to calculate child support.

The numbers are whatever they are.
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Q: 2 years ago my boyfriend raped me and I got pregnant. He has completely abandoned my daughter. No communication.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Is he on birth certificate.

As to sex assault, see if police and state's attorney are willing to prosecute.
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Q: How do you go about putting a biological father on child support? Who has not legitimized but is on the certificate

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

You can obtain a child support order either through opening a case with the child support recovery agency or by filing a paternity action in superior court. Until the father legitimizes the child, he has no rights to custody or visitation. However, once a legitimation action is filed, the father can petition the court in the same action for primary physical custody.
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Q: If I'm still married to my wife but we are separated can she legally go after me for child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Yes, she can file for a legal separation or a divorce, and in either case, seek child support and spousal support.
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Q: A payor pays support in two seperate case,the child in the first case passed away.Can I ask for an increase? In Wi

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Wisconsin on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Yes, assuming your child support was based on an income calculation that deducted support paid to the child from a previous relationship. However, the $50 amount suggests that the payor's income is very low, so adding that previous support amount back into his/her income may not bring the amount above the $50 minimum. You'll need to ask the payor for a current tax return and paystubs, and then do the math. You can ask for recalculation if the difference is more than 15%.
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Q: Will a judge call child support a wash if I have custody of my daughter and my ex has custody of our our son?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Under the new child support law there is a formula to figure out the child support amount.

It is based on time spent with child and income.
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Q: My son is going threw a divorce and can't afford a lawyer. He has been giving her 300.00 a week for the kids.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

There is no way to estimate his chances without a full review of all the facts. He really can't afford to go through the divorce without an attorney. He might be able to find an attorney to work with him. He can use the Find a Lawyer tab to call a few. Some courts have a legal clinic with volunteers to assist those without an attorney.
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Q: I have my 3 kids for four overnights and he has them for three, he pays $600 a month in support including insurance.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 17, 2017

I don't quite fully understand your question, but here goes ----

Children's toys, and clothing should freely move between both parents. When your kids are with their dad, they should be able to take the clothes they need during that time. If dad buys them clothes, that's his expense. You, as the primary custodial parent have the obligation to see that the kids have proper clothes. That's some of the things that his child support goes for.
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Q: If I care and support more than half of my son's expenses, can his mom put me child support because she wants welfare?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Sep 17, 2017

That is an excellent question for a judge. If you are paying support now, you would be relieved of that burden if you are ordered to make a money payment to support your child every month. Have you ever been to Court with this? Now would be a good time to do, if you haven't been. You should that child support be set according to the income of the parties, you should ask for a regular visitation schedule, and you should stop paying for stuff directly.
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Q: My wife and I are not separated yet, and she is not letting me and my family see my son unsupervised, with no basis.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 17, 2017

Both of you have equal rights to custody. However, you asserting that right is unlikely to produce results. Even if you took your child from daycare or a neutral location, then the police would be called and there would be unnecessary stress and tension. It's best to hire an attorney. The only way courts get involved in custody issues is if a divorce or separation case is pending.

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Q: Can I take my sons father back to court for paying less than the support order is with a wage attachement?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

Yes, you can. It may be that his paycheck isn't high enough to allow the employer to deduct the full amount of the order legally, but he's still on the hook for the total amount of the order unless and until that's modified.
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Q: My daughter is 18 and just graduated from high school. What steps do I need to take to stop my support for my daughter?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

Unless it is written that way, support stays the same until it is changed.
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Q: An order for CS was issued in PR where 21 is the age limit to be an adult. Since then the mother of my kids moved to FL

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

I believe the Florida courts will be required to give full faith and credit to a child support decree from Puerto Rico. You would need to ask about Puerto Rican law about the one (child for whom you are obligated to pay CS, I assume you mean) that had a baby, but I expect the answer is "yes".
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