In the United States, the issue of child support and the financial responsibilities of parents are generally determined by state laws and family courts. If your child's father receives full SSI (Supplemental Security Income), it typically indicates a limited ability to work due to disability,...View More
she’s had full custody of me since i was 7/8 but since i’m 16 do i get to choose? she’s allowed him to have visitation without getting the court involved since 2021. im very unhappy here and she’s very toxic i stay in my room and i don’t want to be here, being with my dad is a breath of... View More
In California, while a child's preference is taken into consideration in custody decisions, it is not the sole determining factor. At 16, your opinion is given significant weight by the court, especially if you can articulate mature and reasonable reasons for wanting to live with your father....View More
There is no court order for custody, visitation, nor support - never has been. I paid 18 years and 14 1/2 years on my own. We were both military, I'm now retired and she's still active. She makes more money.
If she has primary custody of the 14 year old, there would still be a legal obligation on your part to pay child support. How much depends both parents’ incomes and an application of the child support guidelines in the state where the child primarily resides. You should obtain a private...View More
I filed for divorce and was granted it about 13 years ago, but was ordered to pay child support and was retroactively ordered to pay back-support all the way back to when my son was born, and along with other stipulations. My ex wife moved had moved back home with her family and had taken the kids... View More
In your situation, where you're facing child support issues across state lines, it's important to understand the complexities of interstate child support laws. Each state has its own child support guidelines, but they generally follow the federal Uniform Interstate Family Support Act...View More
Original stipulation filed 10/17. Objection was denied and filed 11/17. Do I have time to file the motion to vacate? I disagree with his stated income. He is self employed and currently lives in FL. The child support amount paid to me should be considerably more.
In your case, filing a motion to vacate the stipulation for child support might be a viable option, especially if you have grounds to believe that the original agreement was based on incorrect or incomplete information about your ex-partner's income. It's important to note that courts...View More
I assume that you are being sued and have to defend a Rule to Show Cause. You should explain your reasons to the judge. If you have not previously filed a petition to modify child support, you should and explain why you cannot earn the same living as you did previously. Your reasons should...View More
A Court will often look at the best interests of the child when determining whether a parent should be awarded custody or retain custody in a modification. If you are awarded custody in a prior court order, the burden for changing custody is often much higher. Each case is unique. Whether a...View More
A family member has been required to pay child support to his ex-wife who has basically cut all ties to her 3 kids. The children live with the father and he provides all needs for them. The mother refuses to support the children at all and instead uses the child support money paid to her on her... View More
If he's paying child support then most likely it is Order or Judgment of the court----please contact a few family law attorneys in your area, set up a consultation and take a copy of Order and Judgment and discuss the pro and cons of going back to Court to change it where the father has...View More
reopen the case & request for back paying being that the noncustodial parent wasn’t disclosing all of his income. I do have a motorized letter from his employer the noncustodial parent was making more money since 2008. whatever income he showed in 2011 was incorrect. can I file for income... View More
In child support cases in New York, there are a few key points to consider:
Reopening a Closed Case: If your child support case was closed, you generally have the right to reopen it, especially if there are changes in circumstances that justify a review or modification of the support order....View More
The court can order that the child care portion of child support be paid directly to the daycare provider. This is called an income withholding order for child care expenses. The income withholding order will direct the non-custodial parent's employer to withhold a portion of their wages and...View More
When a parent surrenders their parental rights, they are essentially giving up all of their rights and responsibilities to the child. This includes the right to have contact with the child, the right to make decisions about the child's upbringing, and the right to receive child support from...View More
A request for an adjournment. And gave accepted it for a new court date. Meanwhile I was there and the hearing took place and the ruling was made. She completely changed her decision with no basis except for the other party saying I used to have a trade that paid well. I don't... View More
I gather you filed an application for modification and the other side failed to file timely opposition and then asked the court for a new date to be able to provide the court with new information. Unfortunately, this type of settling happens regularly, especially when the court has 2 pro se...View More
Under California law, to terminate a guardianship and regain custody of your children, you generally need to file a petition with the court that originally established the guardianship. This petition should clearly state your reasons for seeking the termination of the guardianship and demonstrate...View More
The responding state intentionally hid two very large judgements, then satisfied them with no reciept of Satisfaction, then night automatic closure was to begin, so not to be found by the system, along with never registering them credit agency and much more. The initiating state required no... View More
In New Jersey, if there has been neglect or wrongdoing in handling a IV-D Enforcement case related to child support, it's important to understand your rights and the potential remedies available. IV-D cases, part of the federal child support program, are subject to both state and federal...View More
She ended it. Discovery in feb and admission in Sep. has blam me for it, convinced mutual friends that I am not mentally stable resulting in isolation, misled couples therapist etc. I have offered options to reconcile even after the admission of lying about ending relationship. Instead she is... View More
You can obviously make any allegations you want, the same as she. Whether the court will consider those allegations cruel treatment is up to the judge. At this point since you have completed some form of discovery, I would focus on preparing for trial. And if you can't hire an attorney, the...View More
You may qualify for a divorce by publication if his location is truly unknown. However, with a divorce by publication the court is limited on the issues they can decide and often will be prohibited from making determinations on issues such as child support and equitable division if there is no...View More
If you know that he's in MN and you have been in any contact with him, you can arrange a meeting and then have him served by private process server. If you are unable to arrange a meeting or obtain a location for service, you can attempt service by publication. There are steps you have to...View More
I recently broke up with my girlfriend, who has no job and pays nothing, but lives with me in my friend's house. She then abruptly revealed that she is pregnant, a child I do not want. She agreed at first and scheduled an appointment to have an abortion, but is now changing her mind, holding... View More
In California, during a trial for support orders, it is common for both parties to provide financial information, including W-2 forms, to accurately determine income for support calculations. This information is typically required to ensure a fair and informed decision by the judge regarding...View More
In California, child support calculations primarily consider both parents' incomes and the time each parent spends with the child. Since you're the higher-earning parent and the primary custodian, there's a possibility that the child support arrangement could be adjusted in a way...View More
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