Child Support Questions & Answers by State

Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: My son's father filed bankruptcy. What can I do at the child support office to enforce the child support case?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on May 29, 2017

Child Support is not dischargeable in Bankruptcy. You should speak with the child support office if they have handled your case; however, I suggest consulting with a bankruptcy attorney who can assist you in filing a claim if needed. Best wishes.
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Q: I have been in a divorce for 6 years. MY ex refuses to finalize because he wants to get Child support as low as possible

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on May 29, 2017

It is very unusual for a divorce to take as long as 6 years. You may need to check to see if your case is still open. If it is, you will have to request a final hearing. If not, then you will have to start over. No one will be able to give you specific advice until they have reviewed your paperwork and the court's file.
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Q: Hi, what to do when your ex is threatening via text messages after he knows I open a childsupport case on him.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on May 28, 2017

Depends: Order of Protection. Criminal Charges. Restraining Order.
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Q: How do I start a child support modification? Is it free?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on May 28, 2017

Asking for a modification through Superior Court is not free. Child support enforcement will do it for free, but they can take up to six months. Before muddying the waters, as you call it, you should have a consultation with an attorney who can listen to the income, expenses, insurance, parenting time and all other factors that factor into child support to determine whether it is worth it to file for a modification.
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Q: Can child support be modified due to other quitting job serval times to live off child support herself

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Answered on May 27, 2017

Child support can always be modified if there has been a change in circumstances since the time of the original order.

You should have the help of a qualified family law attorney to guide you through the process, assemble the evidence, prepare and file the necessary paperwork and get a hearing.
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Q: Father is lowering my kids child support what can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for New York on
Answered on May 26, 2017

Is he violating the Child Support order? If so, you can file a motion for contempt. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce &...
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Q: Found out my child is not my husbands. Child born during mrrg and is 3. Can i get bio dad to take DNA test/pay support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for California on
Answered on May 26, 2017

You can request that via a paternity action in court. Time to lawyer up! More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child...
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Q: If a adult is on probation for assaulting a minor that lives in the same home.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 26, 2017

Depends on the conditions of the probation. If there is a no contact provision the answer is no. The best person to ask a question like this is the attorney who handled the case. They will be most familiar with the conditions of the probation imposed.
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Q: If my child's father and I haven't married, can I move with her out of Ohio even if we are receiving CS money from him?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on May 26, 2017

Based on those facts, you should be able to move. But if you do, he could immediately file for custody, and until you establish residency elsewhere, you might have to return with her to Ohio. So before doing anything, use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney who can review your situation and advise you before you make a move.
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Q: Unmarried mother of 2, father has them while I work, but nothing court ordered. Will that affect child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on May 26, 2017

Is there a child support order currently in place? As the unmarried mother of your children, you have sole custody until you or he go to court to establish his paternity and seek child support. Until then, nothing will happen. If father is not working, but is capable of working and earning income, then the court will take that into consideration in determining what child support he must pay. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a local family law attorney who can review the facts of your...
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Q: Are both parties need to pay child care expenses (split 50%/50% the cost) if only one party is incurring costs currentl

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 25, 2017

Hello:

Based on the information you provided, if either parent incurs child care expenses, both parents are then responsible for 50% of that cost.

In other words, if dad has custody and has the child in day care, he should present proof of the expense to mom. Mom would pay her half of the cost of the daycare and dad would pay his half of the cost of the daycare.

Hope this answers your question!

Pete D. Louden

petelouden@petelouden.com...
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Q: Can my boyfriends wages be counted towards child support during a divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on May 25, 2017

Probably not. The parents' incomes are used in the child support calculation, not a third party such as a boyfriend.
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Q: In the process of getting divorced on our own. Need assistance with kids situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Florida on
Answered on May 25, 2017

When children are involved, the Child Support Guidelines are required to obtain a divorce. Good luck.
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Q: My son's father pays child support. My son is 4. If anything were to happen to me, will he go straight to his dad?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on May 25, 2017

You can't do anything to ensure that your son goes to your parents. If he hasn't legitimated and you pass away, he can file legitimation at that time to try to obtain full custody. If your parents want to contest it, that will be up to them.
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Q: My lawyer said an ED affidavit had to be filled out and filed by my husband and I or he would drop my case? Is this true

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for North Carolina on
Answered on May 25, 2017

If your lawyer tells you to do something or he will withdraw from your case then your options are to do what you were told to do or risk the attorney withdrawing - that's certainly a true enough statement.
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Q: My child is 17 years old. He will be 18 on August 4th 2017. He is still in Highs school. Do I have to continue to pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for California on
Answered on May 25, 2017

It depends on the terms of the child support court order. Typically child support is paid until the child is 18. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...
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Q: Hi my daughters grandfather is a lawyer.Can he represent his son in a custody case.Is this a conflict of interest.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Massachusetts on
Answered on May 24, 2017

See my prior answer. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute...
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Q: My child support was modified to just over half my total income and I wasn't there for the hearing. Can I reduce it?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for California on
Answered on May 24, 2017

Is there still time for appeal? Why weren't you present at the hearing? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody,...
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Q: dont have my right to my child bc was force to give him up my cousin adopted him there a way I could get joint custody

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 24, 2017

When the Adoption was sought by your cousin, you should have appeared before a JUDGE, not a notary to sign paperwork to give up rights to your child. The judge was required to ask you a lot of questions to determine if you were doing so "freely and voluntarily". It this happened, you now have no rights to see the child, or have visitation, unless that was a part of the Decree of Adoption.

If you didn't appear before a judge, and someway you were really "forced" to consent, you should...
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Q: My wife insists on being primary and refuses to tell me why joint isn't good enough. Says not money man or moving. What?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on May 24, 2017

When the Court Orders Joint Custody, someone MUST be also ordered to be the primary custodian, which determines where the child should live, and what the visitation time should be for the other parent. The primary custodian is usually the parent who has the child 51% of the time.
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