Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: My daughter is 19 and her father pays child support and was wondering if she is aloud to get a job and receive pension

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
She is certainly permitted to get a job. If there is a pension program associated with the job, she can definitely enroll in that.

In Arizona, child support terminates when the child turns 19 or graduates from high school, whichever comes first.

If you need help with this or have more questions, I recommend contacting an experienced family law attorney.
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Q: Mother has taken full sole custody. How is she able to still take me for child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
The Courts in Arizona view child support as completely separate from child custody. Unless someone else has adopted your children, a parent has a duty of support.

I hope this helps!
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Q: The non custodial parent was ordered to pay a proportional share of medical bills. The main bills are from 2015.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
You can make a demand for payment. You should send the request to him, immediately, "certified mail, return receipt requested."

Keep the green card, as it is your proof of notifying him.

Usually unpaid medical reimbursement is considered unpaid child support, but it depends on what your child support order states.

If he does not pay, you can file a Petition to Enforce the Child Support Order. You will need to request a hearing.

If you need additional help, I...
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Q: My question is what are my option ? My story is that i had a kid with an ex but things got complicated that his parents

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
The father's mother (grandmother) has no rights to your daughter and you do not have to allow her access to your daughter.

I would speak with your ex and let him know you are going to file a request for Injunction against Harassment if she does not stop.

If you need further assistance, I recommend contacting an experienced family law attorney.
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Q: gave her a house so I would not have to pay child support.2 years later she married a lawyer she got child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
You need to hire a lawyer and file to establish your visitation rights. If you already have a judgment setting forth your visitation privileges and she's in violation of that, then you can file a Rule for Contempt.
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Q: if you have joint custody and he doesn't honor the 111 overnights in the decree, is he still entitled to joint?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Arizona on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
If Arizona ordered the child support, it has "exclusive, continuing jurisdiction." Also, the children reside here (as long as they have been here at least 6 months, so that is another reason the court has jurisdiction.

If the child support was ordered in a different state, you will need to "domesticate the judgement."

You get a 10% increase for the "basic" child support obligation for any children 12 and older.

You can file for child support "simplified procedure,"...
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Q: How to get child support to stop after the child has moved in with the parent ordered to pay child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
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Q: I am Canadian and pregnant by a US Citizen. Currently still in the US and I need to know what my rights are.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Child Support and Civil Rights for Florida on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Getting pregnant does not change your immigration status. You have no rights against the father until the child is born, at which point you will need to file a petition for paternity to collect child support. You need to speak with an immigration lawyer about your status.
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Q: My bf is trying to pay his ex wife childsupport. she is refusing the payment, which is written in decree. Help!

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
fed ex her the payment. Consult an attorney if she is denying him court ordered parenting time.
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Q: What happens if neither party shows up for a child support hearing ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
I can't say for Philadelphia County but usually in Delaware County the case is dismissed.
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Q: I was the noncustodial parent paying child support. Now I have custody. How can I get support from mother?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
You can always return to court to ask for a modification of child support.
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Q: The father of my kids owes $15,000.00 in back child support. We got back together does he still have to pay me back?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Apr 19, 2018
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Q: What are the guidlines for when you stop paying child support in Arizona and how do you go about that process?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Arizona on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
If you owe child support arrears, you would pay them until they are paid off.

If it is regular child support, a parent can stop paying after the child turns 19 or graduates from high school, whichever comes first.

You can submit a Motion to Modify or you may be able to submit an "order withdrawing the withholding order."

If you need additional assistance, I recommend contacting an experienced family law attorney .
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Q: My sons father and I ( not married) separated when he was one. He is now six. No child support. Will he owe back pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Since the child is over age three, child support will only begin with the filing of a petition to establish support and a motion for child support. There is no back pay prior to filing.
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Q: I have equal split custody of my children with there mother, should I still be paying child support? Never married also.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Bari Weinberger's answer
Thank you for your question.

In New Jersey, the child support amount is based upon a formula known as the Child Support Guidelines. When calculating a child support amount, the guidelines take into consideration your incomes, overnight visitations, health care premium payments and more. While you may share custody of your children with their mother, there may be a child support amount awarded based on these factors. More information would be needed to give you a more definitive...
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Q: Hi I want to close my child support case supposedly it was frozen years ago but it’s not

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
You need to explain what exactly happened to figure out what needs to be done.
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Q: My ex girlfriend filled out a child support document. and wants me to fill it out too. There has been no paternity test.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
Sounds like you will be signing documents making you liable for child support.

If you are unsure, you should have DNA tests done before you acknowledge you are the father.
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Q: How can I get my case moved from civil court to family court in lee county va? I cannot afford an attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
Michael Christopher Miller's answer
You probably want to transfer from circuit court to juvenile and domestic relations district, JDR, court.

File a motion in circuit court to transfer the case to JDR court pursuant to Va. Code § 20-79(c).

Va. Code § 20-79, "(c) In any suit for divorce or suit for maintenance and support, the court may after a hearing, pendente lite, or in any decree of divorce a mensa et thoro, decree of divorce a vinculo matrimonii, final decree for maintenance and support, or subsequent...
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Q: My son is ordered to complete 95% of his parenting time with his 15 month son before he is able to have ANY OVERNIGHTS?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
John Mario Acosta Jr.'s answer
Based on your question and without reading the visitation/parenting time order, usually in my experience most parents are supposed to have paid 95% of their child support in order to claim the child on taxes, then according to the guideline it should be consistent parenting time for 6 to 9 months prior to the non-custodial parent receives overnights, of course this all depends on the age of the child as to how many overnights you receive.
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Q: I have full physical custody of my daughter She took off to her dads and won’t come back now he demanding support return

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Minnesota on
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
D. Patrick McCullough's answer
How old is your daughter? He has no right to do what he did if you have full physical custody; however depending upon your daughter's age and the circumstances as to why she left, will impact on what the court will do in this situation. You should hire an experienced family law attorney to assist you.
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