If I pay the child support office as much as I can to show I'm trying to get caught up, will I still go to jail for being in contempt of court? And if I can somehow pay the whole amount I'm behind could I still go to jail for missing court?
I filed a petition to change child custody (my ex has primary, I want 50/50 as circumstances have changed). I provided text message screenshots between the two of us that clearly backed up the claims I was making; however, he and his attorney filed a response that said all the screenshots were... Read more »
Don't worry about the lawyer says. First, anything you add to the petition isn't considered evidence. In court, you present the evidence to the judge. But send clear copies of your evidence to the attorney ahead of time. Let the judge decide if your evidence is usable or not. But you...Read more »
Had a combined family support order ( child support and alimony) in place for the last year. It ended with the September 1st payment. I do not want to fall behind or get ordered to pay back child support. But there is no longer an order in place.
It is unusual that a support order would expire before the age of majority. If you do not have a support order and want one, you can file for an allocation of parental responsibilities in court or you can go through Child Support Enforcement to set up an order though an administrative process.
Expert witnesses are hired, not subpoenaed. Witnesses who are subpoenaed into court are usually fact witnesses and their compensation is provided by the court and is exceedingly minimal. When you hire an expert to testify on your client's behalf your client generally pays for them and there is...Read more »
My friend is pregnant and is a resident of Japan. The father of the baby was in the US Navy and was stationed in Japan but recently got out of the military and is now back in his hometown (Glasgow, Kentucky). He refuses to acknowledge the baby and has since blocked my friend (and her friends) in... Read more »
I am $16,800 in arrears on my child support but last year was found to be disabled and now receive Supplemental Social security benefits and it's my only source of income. How much if any can be garnished for my child support obligation? I receive a total of $794
I was not married to her mother when she was born and have been told I have no rights to my daughter because of that. We do not get along very well therefore my parents do majority of communication with the mother to keep the peace and so I can see my kid. I want rights established so I can have a... Read more »
File a Petition to Establish Paternity in the County you/the Mother live in. As your name is already on the birth certificate, you should be able to get parenting time through a parenting plan without having to do a DNA test. If you have additional questions, I recommend you speak with a family law...Read more »
It depends on the State in which the child support Order was entered. Each State has different laws as to when a child is deemed emancipated. In Wisconsin, if she is married and pregnant, she is deemed emancipated. He would need to file a Motion to terminate the maintenance.
Will this retirement be considered voluntary if it's for the 30 years which is the benchmark retirement year? I will be 55 years old at that time. I'm also in bad health with multiple issues with my spine and knee and severe anxiety.
Yes, you can ask for a reduction of child support at retirement; however, it will not be rubber stamped. The court will look at several factors while making a decision to grant or deny your request, e.g. your age, your health, the reason for the retirement, your ability pay, whether you can/will...Read more »
The divorce has been brewing for quite some time but he knows we couldn’t financially survive. Myself and our 2 kids. He works out of town 5 days a week, leaving me to essentially be a single parent. He’s mentioned numerous times he’s talked to a lawyer who was told he would not have to pay a... Read more »
If you are a aware that father is living with a convicted felon, you are certainly justified to be concerned about your kids being in that environment. Revisiting placement could be an option for you depending on what the current orders are set at. For child support, I would need some additional...Read more »
Absolutely. If they provided notice or warning, the funds could be moved. If you have a child support debt, there are numerous ways the State can recover those funds. Draining a bank account is just one.
However she doesn't work eventhough I got her a job twice at my job and is currently living with us without her child... so he is essentially giving her money for a kid she doesn't live with and on top of that she currently resides In our house
In order to guide you in the right direction, I would need a little more information about the child and where they are currently living. Child support can be modified through the Courts with a showing of a substantial change in circumstances. Feel free to reach out to me through my profile for...Read more »
After her death I received some legal papers from an attorney explaining that she had passed away and that our minor child wanted to live with his older step brother. Having had no contact or relationship with the child for 16 of his 17 years I consented to his request only to find out later that... Read more »
If the custodial parent has died and the child is still a minor then you owe the child support arrears to the person who has guardianship over the child or if the child has received benefits from DHS due to your nonpayment of child support you may owe DHS.
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