Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: I have child support court tomorrow. Anyway my ex petitioned the child support court in 2016 i never new about it and

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Kai Michael Henderson's answer
It is hard to tell exactly what the basis for avoiding the child support order would be under this scenario. If a person is not making as much as they used to, they should immediately petition the Court to recalculate the obligation. A judgment can, in some circumstances, be adjusted down retroactively to the date of that filing once the Judge makes an order.

If a person's spouse never obtains a child support order, then it is hard to see why anyone would claim arrears on a...
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Q: Do I need to get custody of my grandson if I have had him since birth, his father has never paid child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Missouri on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Lydia Seifner's answer
If he was never declared the legal father by a Court, he has no say over the child now. However, you should still obtain a guardianship over your grandson if you have not already, which will allow you to get a passport for him. When your grandson turns 18, he is the only one with access to the funds his mother has left him, the father will never have legal access to your grandson's inheritance.
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Q: Is there any way to see why a mother lost custody of a child?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
If you knew the county the case was in, you can pull the file from the clerk's office. It is public record.
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Q: Child custody

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Nicholas Nelson's answer
Your question has multiple factors that cannot be adequately answered without a full consultation.

However, general speaking, a parent may bring a custody dispute in ND if the child lives in ND. To protect your parental rights, you may want to file for a judicial order that gives you custody and prevents the father from taking the children out of state.

***This is general legal information, and I cannot provide adequate legal advice without first discussing at length the...
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Q: Can I still get child support after 30 years if it’s in the divorce decree?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
You may be able to collect part of it. Generally, there is a 20-year limit. There are also limits on garnishing disability payments. You should retain an attorney to advise you.
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Q: Divorced 2016. Child is now 3, can i file a child support order and get the past support payments since the divorce?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
In Pennsylvania, it would only be from the date of filing your petition for child support -- not retroactive back to the date of your divorce, or the child's date of birth. Best of luck to you.
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Q: If paternity is determined can I fill a motion to be granted back support .

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Usually, a support order will be effective from the date of filing a petition for child support, and is not retroactive back to the child's date of birth. Best of luck to you.
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Q: Is there any way child support could be extended while my child is in college in Virginia without me agreeing to it?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Sharon R. Moss' answer
If you are not in arrears on your child support payments, then if the child support order was issued in Virginia, your obligation to pay child support should terminate upon the child turning 18 and having graduated from high school. If there is no agreement otherwise between you and your ex, then your obligation should be over based on the information you have provided. Please speak to an attorney to get more specific advice on your situation.
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Q: If someone is awarded child support while other parent is incarcerated will law allow them to pay when out or go to jail

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Kim Ebert's answer
If the incarcerated parent has assets and some means of income while incarcerated and willfully fails to pay her child support obligation, then she may be held in contempt. Anytime a contempt action is pending, the Court must determine whether there is an enforceable order and whether the obligor has willfully failed to adhere to it.
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Q: When a parent owes back child support and they received a self injury settlement in Louisiana

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes. Fraud doesn't satisfy the judgment.
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Q: Can my ex wife put me on child support for a child not mine in Shreveport Louisiana

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer
Yes unless you hire a lawyer to Disavow that child.
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Q: If i file for child support will they grant visitation?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
Not if you pursue child support through child support recovery. However, he can seek visitation rights if he files for legitimation.
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Q: My ex husband lives off of his father so he doesnt have to have a job (under the table pay), is there anyway to get help

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
Pete David Louden's answer
What type of help do you mean?
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Q: What is the IL state law on a child's last name if parents aren't married.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
James G. Ahlberg's answer
Child support is payable no matter what the child's last name is. Illinois law does not require that a child bear the biological father's last name.
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Q: To request court ordered visitation does court ordered child support have to be established?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Douglas Lee Bryan's answer
No, child support and visitation are two separate matters. He should retain a family law attorney to establish custody and visitation.
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Q: my Son is 18 and just graduated high school. He moved out of his moms house this week. Do I still pay child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
Yes, until the Court relieves you of the responsibility
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Q: I live Florida and my ex in Ohio and our CS order is in Alabama which state guidelines do we go by for modifications?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Where does the child spend most of their time? That is the logical place to start. The law in Florida is that child support can be addressed in the jurisdiction where either parent lives.
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Q: When going through a divorce if the husband and wife already split there assets and the mother see the child 4 nights

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
It all depends on the parents' incomes. If you have an idea of what the other parent earns, you can use this support calculator to get a very rough estimate of what the order might be.

https://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/csws/csws_controller.aspx?PageId=csws/support_estimator_overview.ascx&Preference=Desktop&Owner=Client
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Q: Child support, Pa-. unemployed parent w felonies & suspended DL searching for employment what is state minimum payment

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Kathryn Hilbush's answer
The judge has the discretion to assign an imputed income to either parent. One of the considerations in doing so may be why that parent is unemployed or underemployed. If the reason is something of that person's own doing, such as being fired or committing a crime, the judge does not have to accept that the person is justifiably unemployed and can designate some sort of income for that parent. i suggest you consult with a local family law attorney to see if you have any options.
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Q: can you file for child support when the child is 18 years of age

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Typically no - unless the child is still in high school and living with one of the parents. Then that parent could file for child support, which would end upon the child's graduation from high school.
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