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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: I live in GA. I have a court ordered child support payments from the State of IN for arrearage.

There is a Statute of Limitations of 10 years after the child turns 19...she turned 19 in 2007....GA has been enforcing the support order even after the statute of limitations has run out. What do I do? Am I still required to pay? If not, can I recoup what I paid after the statute of limitations... Read more »

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Dec 4, 2020

If the order was from Indiana, that state’s law controls. If the case originated under Title IV-D (Social Security statute), which it sounds like it might, there is no statute of limitations if what you owe are arrears for non-payment while the child was a minor. Yes, you are required to pay... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am 15 years old and I live in a abusive household. I had cps called but they did nothing could i get emancipated?

My parents from the ages of 3-10 would basically let my brother abuse me. My dad started in 3rd grade and he didn't lay his hands on me much but he would every now and then. My dad as long as I could remember would take out his anger on me. Recently my dad hit me and attacked and then chased... Read more »

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Dec 4, 2020

Foremost, stay in touch with your therapist. You need a safe-harbor to speak freely about your emotions and feelings. As for emancipation, there are several legal requirements that you must meet, starting with being 16 years old. I recommend you seek legal services if you are intent on pursuing,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: My fiancé’s child support case was in California. Now he and his ex both live in Tennessee. How can he get modification

The child support case is in California, but we are getting married and he is adopting my daughter. He wants to get his child support modified especially since his ex kidnapped his son to Tennessee 3 years ago and has since turned his son against him and his son doesn’t want to see him.

Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Dec 4, 2020

This is possible. Tennessee law has a Uniform Interstate Family Support Act in Title 36, Chapter 5, Tennessee Code Annotated. This law indicates that Tennessee may modify an order for child support issued by another state. You will need to register the support order from California to Tennessee.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: Will she be able to get back child support. Even though she intentionally hid my child and their whereabouts. Not on B.C

Wife left almost 4 yrs ago. Weeks before giving birth to our son. I was away on military orders. She moved to a different state had him and didnt put me of the birth certificate. Nor would she tell me where they were or even his exact birthday. She has just recently popped back up with a new baby... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Dec 4, 2020

I recommend you consult with an experienced divorce attorney. My understanding of Tennessee law is child support cannot be ordered while parties are married unless there is a hearing where the Judge orders that in a divorce proceeding. The child support date would start the date the parties... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Michigan on
Q: I recently moved to Michigan from Alabama. I currently have a child support order and arrearage in Alabama.

I just got approved for Disability w/SSI. Can they take my Benefits? How to get modified/ suspended? What are my options? I was never married to the mom.

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Dec 4, 2020

Social security benefits can be taken for both current and past due child support arrears. The amount that can be taken is limited by statute, but the percentage is high, relative to your benefit. Your options will all require court intervention. The court has the authority to lower or suspend... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Adoption and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What forms do I need to file or how do I do a petition in Georgia to reverse a adoption
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Dec 3, 2020

Adoption issues are something that you usually can’t do on your own. It would be wise to at least consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options, as well as provide you with direction for the proper course of action to take.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Is there any chance to get custody of a child back when u lost battle when she was a baby?

I lost custody of my child and didn’t have any representation in 2013 the year she was born. She was taken from me and I wasn’t in a great place to get her back. Now I live in Florida and own my own home and am married with two boys. She would have her own room and want her in my life I feel... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Dec 3, 2020

You do not say how you lost custody. If your parental rights were terminated then there may be no recourse. On the other hand, if 100% timesharing was awarded to the other parent then you can go back to court for a modification. Speak to a local family law attorney.

Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: Looking for a lawyer to help with getting child support.

Father is required to pay but is working the system, going on vacations working his non profit business keeping it from child support. Court ordered but working the system

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Dec 3, 2020

Most jurisdictions have an entity that helps enforce child support at no cost to you. Contact a local legal aid agency and ask about child support enforcement.

Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
Q: I am unemployed , lost income due to Covid-19. I have tried paying child support best I can but I no longer able. Help

I need help to submit a modification request in New New Jersey. I live out of state. My kids are both In college and not at home. I was hoping the situation and pandemic would turn around for I have no ability to maintain those payments.

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Dec 3, 2020

I recommend you go to the child support services office of the state whee the children live and open a case to request modification of your child support. Most agencies have online/telephonic services to some extent that can assist you with application process. Your biggest challenge will the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Good Day, Is their a way i can take a dna blood test for a child I'm on child support for, that i have never saw?

2004 was told by ex girlfriend i wasnt the father of the child. Come September 2014 I got served papers while living in another state. I Filled out the paperwork saying i want blood test for the child. I dont think that I'm the father. Come January 2015, money start coming out of my check,and... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Dec 3, 2020

You need to look at the pleadings that were filed in 2014-15 to see what the determination was regarding paternity. Depending on what they say you may have a problem because you have waited so long to challenge the finding (at least in court). It is very difficult to recover child support that has... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I didn’t go to court on my first child support case, neither did the new caretaker of the child.

I received papers in the mail stating that I would be paying $253 monthly on one child, my question is do I now have a bench warrant on me due to not going to family court on my first child support appearance?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 3, 2020

Varies from court to court. Check with the clerks office in the county in which the court is located.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Maryland on
Q: Can my child's father send me money (memo:"child support") through Zelle, when we don't have an agreement yet?

My husband left in August. Since, he left he sends the same amount of money he used to for the mortgage of our house. Therefore, he hasn't really send money for child support. I have realized that when he sends money through Zelle (direct deposit to my account through the phone), it comes with... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Dec 3, 2020

What your husband calls his payment is not determinative. Your husband may be ordered by a divorce court to pay other forms of support in addition to child support, such as alimony, health insurance, and household maintenance and support. You should not be limiting your court action to a request... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My husband recently got joint custody with him being the domicile parent, how does he go about ending thechild support?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 2, 2020

As the domiciliary parent, you owe him. You have a very short period to object to this. Hire a custody lawyer immediately.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: We both live in Kentucky can a judge use a different states child support guideline for child support bc it is higher?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 2, 2020

No, but they can deviate from the Ky guidelines if warranted by circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: I'm paying max child support in KY but lost my job 3 yrs ago & also have lymphoma. How can I change venue or judge?

Court is in Madison Co, Kentucky & I've had 1 attorney that didn't work out so I'm in the process of finding 1 that can beat this corruption. I have cancer and am unable to work right now but I have a supportive family who will do anything to help me see my daughter more,... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 2, 2020

You can get a change of venue or judge, but you can make a motion to reduce your support payment based on a change of circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Nevada on
Q: Ok kids resident state is nevada Temp custody inndomestic case was filed And no new custody order has been filed sense

And no new custody order has been filed sense so as I understand those temporary custody orders have rained in effectSo now I have allowed the kids to go to visitation for part of the summer and I let them stay for an extended due to the Covid and now a lawsuit is being filed against me by child... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Dec 2, 2020

It is best to respond to the child support lawsuit with a request that child custody also be reevaluated. If child support is awarded, it will be based on how the child custody is arranged. Both the child custody and child support cases should be held in the state where the children have resided... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: I'm paying child support for 2 kids to the Mother and her sister. Is that even legal

Was paying child sup. Mother went to jail sister had my kids gave her her own case number now I'm paying to both of them

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 2, 2020

Oh hell no. Hire a child support lawyer to terminate child support to mother or together custody of your kids and terminate child support to both.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: My ex wife wrote and notorized a letter that if I gave her house,she would never seek child support from me. She claims

She wants child support since my financial situation has changed.claimed paper will not hold up in court

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Dec 1, 2020

This is an interesting question. If it was simply a letter waiving child support that probably would not fly but with the house added to the mix that adds a twist. I think the language in your decree would be important so would need to review your decree and the signed agreement to give you an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Michigan on
Q: does Michigan deal with out of state parents paying child support is everything done by the state that the payer's in?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Dec 1, 2020

Yes; the order remains with the originating state. The state where the payer is in will enforce the order. And as you might imagine dealing with multiple agencies in different states: keep receipts and an accounting.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: without loosing his job, my ex managed to get notification to child support that he was no longer employed.

Some how my ex was able to send some kind of falsified notice to child support stating that he's no longer employed by the company he is still and has been working for for 3 yrs. How can this happen and why won't child support enforcement tell me how they were notified? What recourse do I have?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Dec 1, 2020

The Child Support Office is limited in what information they can provide to the custodial parent. You can send an income withholding to an employer on your own. You are not required to have child support send the income withholding. It is not uncommon for family law attorneys to do so. You... Read more »

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