Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: Can my ex husband try to withdraw paternity after trying to get custody once I filed for child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
If she was born during your marriage, he has acted as her father, and has acknowledged his paternity f her in his custody filings (I assume), chances are he will not succeed. You can always have a DNA test done . I suggest that you consult in person with an experienced family law attorney to represent you in the support case to be sure everything goes as it should.

Q: Back support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
Are you asking if you can still try to collect the support? The answer is yes. You can contact Domestic Relations to see what actions they've taken recently to collect. You can also have the arrears reduced to a judgement, but before you do that you will want to consult in person with an experienced family law attorney because there can be disadvantages to doing so, particularly if someone moves frequently.

Q: If I put my kids father on child support, does that automatically give him visitation rights?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
He has to file a separate case for visitation if he wants him. Putting him on child support doesn't give him rights.

Q: My ex is more than $7,000 behind in child support, we do have and I.D.O. in place. How can I get him to pay what is owed

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
You can always hire private counsel and proceed that way. It costs more, but it is exponentially more efficient than CSE.

Q: My Son Turn 18 on 2017, he graduated too, My child support stop, but what happen with the 3,800 his father own me... ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
You should contact the Berks County Domestic Relations Office and talk to someone. Often, if there's still a balance due, child support continues until the arrears are paid off. Ask Domestic Relations about that.

Best of luck to you.

Q: My husband has turned the kids against me saying there currant issues are my fault and I am making them sick. What Can i

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Massachusetts on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Lillian J. LaRosa's answer
First of all, smoking weed with the children is inappropriate and if the DCF learns of this "neglect" on his part, he will likely need to be removed from the home by you or you will need to leave the home with the children or you can be accused of also being neglectful by DCF. Are the children in any kind of therapy? Clearly this is a starting point for child care. A suicidal child should be brought to the ER of the local hospital and not told that your caring level is the cause. Have you...

Q: how Would my husband go about adopting my daughter Birth father has no legal rights but on child support

3 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You need to hire an attorney to file for adoption. During the adoption, the biological father's rights will have to be terminated.

Q: even though I don't want to do this, how would I go about giving up my rights and not have to pay child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
You can't force her husband to adopt.

So, you are stuck.

But, you can assert your rights to be more involved with your child.

If you stay with it, you will get a court hearing.

Q: My daughter's father and I had a non-legal agreement that he'd pay $500 (cash) monthly as child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Thomas Woodward Ashton's answer
Every case is different, of course, but typically, if you ask for it the court will order child support retroactively to the date that the petition for support was filed. You should contact an attorney immediately to confirm some important details, including that the correct petition was filed and served on him, and that child support is an issue to be tried at your trial date.

Q: My ex husband changed jobs last month. I'm supposed to get 268.64 a month and my last deposit was posted on July 9

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
I’d give it another three weeks or so before doing anything. It usually takes about 4-6 weeks for those to be transmitted and set in place.

Q: The father of my son is deployed until December2018. He has previously avoided being served. Help?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
He's going to be protected from suit while he is deployed pursuant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, so you cannot get an order while he is deployed. That said, if you know his unit, and if there has already been a paternity determination, you might be able to call his command and notify them of the situation. My understanding is that the military has processes to assist in the collection of support.

Q: mother of 16 month old the father wants to take me to court he wishes to have overnight stays can I refuse this ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
The father will be allowed to spend time with the child. It does not have to be overnight. The court will decide what is in the best interests of the child. You need to tell the court that the father does not have an appropriate living space for the child.

Q: Woman I knew for a week 15 years ago is coming out of no where and saying I'm the father of her child. Do I need to pay

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
If she is contacting you directly, I suggest ignoring her. If she is contacting you through a court, DON'T refuse to take the paternity test. In the first place, the court will order you to participate. In the second place, the paternity test is your surest way of proving you are not the father.

Q: We were divorced in Ga. years ago, but my ex and my two daughters live in Seattle now. Which state law is followed?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Georgia retains jurisdiction over custody and child support orders until both parties leave the state. A Georgia court may choose to terminate its jurisdiction and transfer the case to Washington, depending on how long the children have lived there.

Q: My son is 26 , no job, lives at home.Being sued for child support. Can i be held responsible to pay ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New York on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Nina Mironenko's answer
There is no legal obligation for parents to support their children past the child's 21st birthday.

Q: CS order is based on NC what state guidelines will the modified order be issued from, VA or KY?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Child support will likely be based on the state where he is now located, although if you are in Kentucky, I would highly recommend you transferring it there rather than Va. You do not have to wait until after your deployment.

Q: My husband and I are separated, going through a divorce. What parental rights does he have at this time?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
You are represented by an attorney, who can answer all your questions.

Q: I'm afraid that if I don't keep the facade of a relationship with my sons mother, she'll keep him from me. What do I do

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
Have you taken steps to legitimize your child? Without doing that you will have no legal rights to the child and she can do as she sees fit. She can keep you from ever seeing him if that's her choice. In order to protect your interest in being able to see the child you need to first go through the legitimization process. That will give you legal rights to your child. Then you can get court ordered visitation. You should consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action....

Q: My husband has somewhat recently started bullying and threatening to keep my son from me what can I do to make this stop

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
If you can't do anything legally, you can't do anything. If you can't hire a lawyer, try to get help from a free legal clinic. You and he have the same rights to the child, but you have to get into Court with a divorce to make any court enforceable rules.

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