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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Can I be ordered to relocate for my baby?

My ex lived in dallas at the time of pregnancy , got an apartment in houston (Where i live) around the due date , Baby was born in dallas. Moved to houston for 8 months until issues arised in our relationship causing us to split. She then moved back to dallas 4 hours away . And although she has... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed answered on Jan 28, 2022

You cannot and will not be ordered to move to Dallas if you decide to put yourself on child support. representation. A visitation schedule can be established with you still living in Houston.

However, know that if you go through the Attorney General's Office (commonly known as the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Recieved a change of counsel motion from the mothers attorney. Also received dismissal docket notice. Do I ignore it?

I am the respondent in a family court case. I represent myself. 2 years have passed since the case was filed. It is now on the dismissal docket notice for March. Last week I recieved an email with a change of attorney motion from the plaintiff. They said they need me to sign off on it cuz... Read more »

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Jan 28, 2022

You do not need to consent to the other party's motion to be relieved as counsel. As to your question regarding a dismissal, you have not provided enough information. The court does not ask parties if they want their case to be dismissed. It doesn't work that way. If you do want your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My child support case said it was denied and that a case already existed on $tars? What does this mean
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jan 28, 2022

It means there is already a child support case open.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for California on
Q: Can I File A Motion For Modification On My Child Support Order without a Lawyer?

On August 2021 I Got served for Child Support. I then missed all the mail that was sent to my home because I Had Moved Out for a few months for personal reasons. So without being aware , its turns out they had sent mail for me to apear in court On Dec 22nd for the 1st hearing . I was completely... Read more »

Eliza Jasinska
Eliza Jasinska answered on Jan 27, 2022

Please discuss your case with an attorney. A modification may be retroactive at most, however, to the date of service of the notice of motion or order to show cause. There are neither equitable nor statutory grounds to modify child support before the date of filing of the motion, and the court may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New York on
Q: In NYS….. outside of NYC…….is there arrears assistance for NCP’s?
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas answered on Jan 27, 2022

No. ........................................... .

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Michigan on
Q: I have full custody of my daughter. Her dad wasn't involved the whole pregnancy up until 9 months old .

He has no rights to her. He's not on the birth certificate. I'm trying to have him be put on the birth certificate. He doesn't pay child support. If I ask for diapers or wipes he'll get it but that's all he does. I could use more help i take care of her full time not able... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 26, 2022

Don't fall for that threat. Parenting time, custody, and child support are all separate issues under the law for that very reason.

If the child receives state assistance (e.g. Medicaid, WIC, etc.), the state will seek and enforce a child support order regardless of what you say....
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Florida on
Q: I want to divorce my wife of 20yrs and I have 2 kids 16 and 12. We are having problems with our intimate relations.
Pamela J. Fero Esq.
Pamela J. Fero Esq. answered on Jan 25, 2022

First, find a lawyer who will represent you from the start and walk you through the process.

Florida is a “no fault” divorce state, which means that spouses only need to tell a court that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” in order to get a divorce. You can file a petition...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: If I paid a retainer in 2020 and atty didn’t tell me she rep the def prev. Will she have to pay it back?
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Jan 25, 2022

You should discuss it with your attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can a divorce atty rep. a defendant in 2006 child support case & now rep me divorcing same person that she represented
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Jan 25, 2022

That would likely be a conflict of interest, and that attorney would not be permitted to represent you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: My child support case is closed, my son is 19 years old. He is going to file for SSDI. will they reopen my CS case?

my son was diagnosed with a mental illness due to drug use at 17. He is now 19 years old. My case with child support is closed bc he reached age of emancipation and was graduated . I do not owe arrears. Based on this information, will child support be able to open a new case or reopen the closed... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 25, 2022

Based on the information contained in your post, there is no reason listed for child support to open your case.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: My husband just was told he may have a 7 year old son he didnt know about. The mother hasn't had the child for awhile.

the mother is in jail right now waiting a trial and then will go to prison for a while. I am his wife. We want to prove paternity and totally adopt him as OURS . But don't want him around his "mother" ever again seeing as she is so unfit. We have 4 kids of our own and a house and I... Read more »

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Jan 25, 2022

There are too many variables in your situation for a lawyer to give you solid advice on these issues without sitting down and talking to you and your husband. I encourage you to make an appointment with an attorney in your area who handles adoptions. Also, if DCFS has to due an investigation of you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New York on
Q: Is the legal father obligated to help cover rent in the apartment where the child is living ?
Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel answered on Jan 25, 2022

Parents are obligated to support their children. Usually the non-custodial parent is ordered to pay child support to the custodial parent based on income.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: My son's father doesn't help me at all with our son. I filed for cs in Jjne 2021 we established paternity in July and

He signed a petition of what he was ordered to pay. As of today there has been no payments made and the order has not even been filed at chancery court bc they keep saying it has to go before a judge for signature

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Jan 20, 2022

I am going to assume that you went through DHS to establish paternity and child support. If the Order was signed by all parties in July, 2021, there is no excuse for the delay in presenting it to the Judge. You should contact the attorney handling the paternity action and make a demand that the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Support and Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can I be forced to continue financially and legally supporting my 18 year old if he's still in high school?

Long story short: He sexually abused my daughter, threatened to kill me over a misunderstanding, has been convicted (juvenile), is on probation in a sex-offender treatment facility for the last year and a half, and will turn 18 March 24th of this year. He already told me he will most likely... Read more »

Angela L. Haas
Angela L. Haas answered on Jan 20, 2022

If you think he will harm your daughter again if he returns, you CANNOT let him back in the home. You may need to contact Child Protective Services, and let them know the situation. Perhaps they can find a foster home for him. Financially, you and his father are still responsible for him. CPS may... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Does custodial parent have any financial obligations upon signing provisional custody by mandate
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jan 20, 2022

Custody by mandate is only one year long and does not abdicate the financial responsibility to support a child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: I’m a single mother to a teenage, special needs son. I’m looking for child support and a parenting plan.

Father and I have never been married, never been to court, have zero agreement. Recently, father started paying $300 a month in child support, although I have 100% parenting time. Father can afford more but is unwilling to pay more or help with groceries or utility bills, doesn’t pay for... Read more »

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III answered on Jan 19, 2022

You should file a court case to get these things in place. Child support can be set based on the respective incomes of the parents. A parenting plan can be established in accord with the best interest of the child. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New York on
Q: Best way to appeal a verdict from a relocation/ custody relocation case from Judge Carney

I have 50 days to present an appeal that was filed by my previous attorney for a reversal of the verdict. I am seeking residential custody of my 7 year old. I need a good family law attorney

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas answered on Jan 19, 2022

There is no "best way" to appeal any order from any judge in family court. The appellate standard is that the decision of a judge shall not be lightly overturned unless it lacks a sound and substantial basis in the record. This means that Carney, a Buffalo judge and former practitioner in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Puerto Rico on
Q: Hi! Can I request copy of college enrollment to Asume? He's 19 & mother says he's in colllege but I'm not sure of it.

Also, is there a way to verify if he is working? I have no contact with him and it's the mother who says he is studying. I recently removed my daughter from child support & nobody ever told me about her grades or if she worked or not. I am paying with no info, I asked to review the support... Read more »

Jose M. Rivera Santos
Jose M. Rivera Santos answered on Jan 18, 2022


Yes you can get a copy thought the ASUME website, or request it so you can get it over mail.

Yes, you can request it by using one of the discovery methods in your case.

Th child support payment is established when evaluating several factors, needs of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Florida on
Q: In the signed divorce my ex spouse accepted all proceeds from the sale of the home instead of child support

Can she come after for support now that she has decrease her income?

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Jan 18, 2022

Legally child support can be modified until the child turns 18. However, you should receive a credit for the exact dollar figure of your share of any proceeds that went to your ex. Speak to a local family law attorney for more specific advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Michigan on
Q: What do I do? Traveling during other parents time, I offered him to keep the child he won’t.

We travel back and forth in the winter to ski. For over a year now my ex and I have changed up our parenting time schedule. He is now saying he wants his normal weekends. For that to happen I told him there’s two options we switch weekends or he has the child while we travel. He refused and said... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 18, 2022

You have a few options: 1) can you take the child with you to ski? 2) do you have alternate child care available?

Unless you are able to reach a compromise, the parenting time schedule stands. Depending on how much time you have before your trip, you could see about filing a motion to...
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