Terrence H Thorgaard's answer It appears from you question that he already has the right to visitation on certain weekends. If this is so, he will not have to take you to court; he can control her activities during the time he exercises visitation.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer If the private school tuition is included in the actual court order then you may be looking at a reduction in your order just because one child's tuition will be coming off the order. You could meet with an experienced family law attorney to discuss in more detail and go over the numbers before your son is graduated and 18.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer Honestly, it sounds to me like you and your wife need to sit down for a detailed in person consultation with an experienced family law attorney. I'm sorry but some of what you said here doesn't make a lot of sense, complicated by the lack of punctuation I suspect, but even with periods and capital letters, I still think you need to meet with an attorney instead of seeking information online about what is clearly a complicated and messy matter.
Regina Irene Edwards' answer You need to bring your order to an attorney to discuss. If your child is 18 and no longer in school, generally child support is not still owed, but that depends on what the child support paperwork says.
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte's answer Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. If your son travels then both parents cover the costs half and half of his travel expenses. Since this is not the case, I am afraid that you will have to pay both flights unless you come to an accord with the child's mother. There is nothing in the laws that obligate the other party to contribute to the payment of your flights to visit your son in Puerto Rico.
Cary B. Hall's answer Potentially yes -- but you should request a postponement ASAP, and in writing. Make sure you send a copy to the other side as well, and state in your written request that you're doing so. Include your phone number so that Domestic Relations will be able to contact you quickly and easily as well.
Cary B. Hall's answer No reason why you can't -- although you'll file for child support in the Domestic Relations Office, and your petition to modify custody with the Prothonotary's Office (two different desks, and maybe even two completely separate buildings). There will surely be a fee to file your petition to modify custody, so make sure you bring it and in the correct form of payment accepted by the court.
Matthew Fox's answer These really are questions you should be asking your lawyer. With limited information it is impossible to tell you definitively how your payments might change. I urge you to consult with your lawyer regarding your concerns, or, if you weren't represented, then consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area. In the meeting the lawyer can review your specific situation and give you well-informed advice.
Timothy Denison's answer If he is the father, he will have the same rights as you. You two would share jointcustody. Unless he takes you to court however, to establish a visitation schedule, you don’t have to let him have her at all. He will have to pay child support and the court will decide if and when he gets overnights after taking his living arrangements any other concerns you have into consideration.
Nina Mironenko's answer NY is very much a contract state, except when it comes to child support. The law is that children must be adequately supported. There is no right to an upward modification without the custodial party showing need for more support. Even if you are earning more, your ex-wife needs to show that the current child support is not sufficient. I am not sure why a 2009 NYS stipulation of settlement would have 18 as the emancipation age. If that wasn't merely a typo, you could argue that you...
Joseph Jaap's answer It could take several weeks, especially over the holidays. Call the child support agency and ask them for an estimate. Don't count on receiving anything until possibly January. It might come sooner, but probably not.
Cary B. Hall's answer If he's paying the mortgage on the martial home, he may indeed get credit for that -- because that is, in fact, keeping a roof over the children's heads (and yours), and counts for a lot.
You should consider getting a lawyer yourself, of course. If you can't afford one, you might want to look into your local legal aid organization that could provide an attorney at a reduced or even no cost to you.
Ultimately, however, just go to your child support conference and see what...
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