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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: What can be done if an employer is not sending court ordered child support payments to CSS?

CSS has an active employment on file for the NCP. But the employer sends payments every other month?

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Oct 15, 2019

File a Motion to Compel the employer to pay. The judge will have a hearing and you subpoena the employer to be at the hearing. The judge will then order the employer and if they fail to follow that order then they will be held in contempt and face 6 months in jail with fines.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If you file for bankruptcy in the state of Louisiana how can you reduce your child support?

Asking for a family member ~ they filed bankruptcy ~ child support was paid by the trustee what happened to support payments now?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 15, 2019

You keep paying child support until the child is 18 or graduates from high school, whichever comes last. But not past age 19.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If you've been ordered to provide medical insurance, can you put them on Medicaid?

My health plan through my employer doesn't pay until I've met the deductible, and all this out of pocket is breaking me financially.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 15, 2019

If you qualify for medicaid and are able to obtain coverage in that manner, that would meet the requirement to provide health care coverage.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Immigration Law for Arkansas on
Q: How can i prevent kids father of taking kids out of country he has custody of one and i have custody of the other

Their father already took kids to border and left with his family for 8 months.. I want to prevent this as well as reverse custody of my other child back to me..

Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
Patricia C. Wall-Santiago answered on Oct 15, 2019


I am not a family law attorney neither authorized to practice law in your state but you need to contact a family attorney in your area ASAP regarding this matter or if you don't have the means to afford an attorney you can contact legal aid and see if you qualified for their...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Massachusetts on
Q: My ex husband died last month owin 8,000 in back child support. He owned the house with his brother which will be sold.

We all lived in MA & The house is in MA. My ex husband and i have 2 children who are 17 and next of kin for his assets which were under 25,000, there was no will. His brother is now sole owner of home but is going through a divorce and house will be sold. Can i put in a claim through the house for... Read more »

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa answered on Oct 15, 2019

You should hire a probate practitioner as there is a specific way to perfect a claim against an estate that must be followed . Was his brother a joint tenant of the real estate? If not then he may not be the sole owner.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: It was a judgement from 1998, and he got out of prison in 2018. Is the child support I judgement still in effect in KY?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 15, 2019

It is still valid but you should speak to a lawyer about collecting it for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the social security number use for and can it be use by anyone else for there's benefit?

Make a contract and make me fulfill is this law

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 14, 2019

This is not a library. You can research these issues by googling

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Idaho on
Q: I need help with filling out and filing custody papers. How would I go about that without being represented?

Can I pay hourly and where do I go?

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Oct 14, 2019

I understand money issues but custody papers and being self-represented do not go together. You can't imagine the difficulty of what you're thinking about doing. I would SO STRONGLY recommend that you ask family to loan you some serious money and hire an excellent attorney who knows the ropes and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Non custodial mother has a suspended license. Can I keep my child from going with them?

My purpose here isn’t to keep my child from her mother. I allow her mother to spend time with her whenever she comes to town, or whenever we’re in her town. My issue is, mom has had a suspended license for over a year and a half, but she hasn’t a vehicle until now. The last time she had a... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 14, 2019

No. Regardless of what the situation is with your ex not having a drivers license you cannot lawfully disobey the existing custody order--unless and until the judge changes it. So instead of dreaming up all the negative possibilities that might occur if your ex starts driving on her suspended... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: ex wife gets child support from me gets pregnant by 2nd person she stops dating gets support from him does it help my ca

collects from me gets pregnant from someone else leaves him then goes to collect from him does this or can this help or affect me in anyway good or bad

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 14, 2019

FYI, in Florida, all fathers are legally responsible for the well-being of their own children. That means the child support you pay to your ex-wife is for the benefit of YOUR child only. It also means that any new child support your ex-wife may get from the father of her new child is for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: If a man is court ordered to pay child support, and then goes to prison for 18 years does he haft to pay what he owes?

My 2 sons are now 24 & 26. Their father went to prison in 2000 for 18 years. He was court ordered to pay $120 a week when he went to prison. He now has a job, he's married, and has a new baby. I figure he owes more than $80,000 in back child support. Can I sue him for the back support? He lives in... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 14, 2019

You don’t have to sue him. The judgment awarding support is enough.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: Is the custodial parent required to attend a hearing for order of contempt

The non custodial parent has court for non payment of child support. Do I have to be there

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 14, 2019

You should ask the person who is prosecuting the case (DOR?). Sometimes you need to be there and other times you do not.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New Jersey on
Q: my ex husband filed a motion to stop paying child support bc my daughter moved in with him but stays with me on weekend

My daughter is in college and I moved further away from her school so she is staying with her dad bc he’s closer but she still comes to me on weekends and stays with my mom one day a week. Can a judge stop child support or reduce payments bc she’s not with me full time now

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Oct 12, 2019

Yes, with a motion based on changed circumstances, your child support will be reduced. The main thing is that your daughter's college education is being paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: Does the father have to pay CS if the mother let's the kids drop out of school at 15 yrs of age & dont live with her

The mother lives in a different town with boyfriend than the children. One of kids lives with us and is in school. The mother smokes pot with the 2 kids she has and let's them drink.

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Oct 12, 2019

Until there is an order modifying child support, the father is on the hook for whatever was court ordered. You need to have an attorney file a motion for modification of child support and possibly child custody based on a material and permanent change in circumstances. If you are concerned for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Rhode Island on
Q: Should child support increase if my ex is not seeing our daughter on the agreed terms of the court?

He is supposed to have her every other weekend but never has since we have been divorced for over 3 years. She is with me full time.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Oct 11, 2019

Child support is calculated according to current guidelines using the combined gross incomes of the parents. Non custodial parents have a right to see their children but they have an obligation to pay child support. I have not seen any case of an increase for child support for reduced parenting... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex filed for a modification for custody/child support. I want to prolong it . How?

My ex filed for a modification for child custody / child support. We both have Joint custody me being the primary. I was served with a summons. The paper says I have 30 days to respond. How can I prolong that another 30 days and can I do it without legal representation? I am at transitional center... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 11, 2019

You have to respond in 30 days. Just respond as best you can. You need to provide the court with an address so you can get notices. The response doesn't have to be fancy. Just file a response in plain english addressing the allegations and make sure your address is noted. It must be filed with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Michigan on
Q: Both of my children now over 18. Ex owes over $26,000 in back child support. FOC no help. How do I collect?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Oct 11, 2019

This is a tough one, but I believe your now-adult children would need to sue. Child support is for the child's benefit, not the other parent, and so they would (likely) be the proper plaintiffs.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can my kids father gain joint custody of our kids ?

Back when my kids was 2 now 7 I file for a motion of sole custody from my kids father. And it was granted for 4 years. Our past history he shoot my mom house while I was pregnant and after having the kids he pulled out a gun on me which made me put a restraining order on him to keep him away from... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Oct 11, 2019

Print any texts or emails. Get copies of all police reports and convictions. Get spreadsheet from Support Enforcement showing how much child support he owes, then hire a custody lawyer if you get served.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Minnesota on
Q: Do I legally have to provide proof of my work schedule for scheduling a mediation

I'm representing myself. We were given dates to choose from, they picked next week because it fit around her work schedule, I declined due to my work schedule and her lawyer then emailed me requesting my work name address and phone number to prove my work schedule.

Corwin Kruse
Corwin Kruse answered on Oct 11, 2019

The lawyer can request, but you do not have to provide. That said, unless it would impact your work relationship or jeopardize your job, it may be simplest to give the information. At minimum, you should provide alternative times that WILL work for you for mediation.

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