Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: Is my daughter's father allowed to make changes to her extra-curricular activities after years of not being involved?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
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.

Q: Can my x, who is remarried drop childsupport / back childsupport ?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Kristine Jones' answer
The new husband would only be able to adopt the child if the ex-husband legally terminates his parental rights. If that happened, then yes, current child support could stop.

Whether you and your husband are seeking adoption or to terminate your ex husband's parental rights, you should speak with a family law attorney in your area. Best of luck!

Q: What is the first step to modifying a current support order?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 14, 2018
Michael Christopher Miller's answer
Making sure one has a material change of circumstances that would warrant a modification.

Then, asking the other side if they would cooperate with modifying the order.

Q: Child support be less or more when two kids attend pvt school and one kid goes to college and the other still at home?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
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.

Q: Help with children and youth difficult ex husband

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
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.

Q: Do I have to have a lawyer to terminate child support when my child turns 18? She dropped out of school. I am the NCP.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
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.

Q: i live in the us and my son lives with his mom in PR am I responsible for both flights to see my son or is it half?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Puerto Rico on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
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.

Q: If I have another important matter the day I have a court hearing for child support can it be rescheduled to another day

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
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.

Best of luck to you.

Q: Do i have the right to file for child support and a custody modification all in one day?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
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.

Best of luck to you.

Q: Would that be the assistant to the judge of the original divorce case. We have not been assigned a judge yet.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Wherever the case is currently pending. If the case is filed then there is a judge assigned.

Q: If a father voluntarily signs his rights over does he still pay child support in the state of oklahoma?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Gary Johnston Dean's answer
Yes , until such time as the child is adopted by another person.

Q: Will the increase the payments if I lost my job and can’t afford to for daycare for my son or medical bills

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
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.

Q: Can Child S. Agency make a father continue paying Child Support past age 18 even if child is still in High School.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Yes. if the child is still in high school, support stops at age 20.

Q: Hello just seeking advice and have a few questions regarding child custody and father rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
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.

Q: Can ex-wife get back-child support on more than 2012 court-ordered $600? PRIOR W2 shows I should pay $1200

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for New York on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
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...

Q: I have filed a modification of child custody and child support. Two of my minor children have moved in with me. How do

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
Call the assistant to the judge handling your case and ask for a hearing.

Q: when will I receive payments?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
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.

Q: What should I do or bring he bringing paper work that he pays mortgage

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
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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