You should respond to the petition. File your response with the circuit clerk. See a lawyer.
This petition likely concerns parentage, parenting time, parenting responsibilities, child support and who claims the child on taxes. It could also be about health insurance and health expenses...Read more »
My husband's mother sent him off to live with his extended family in KY when he was 14. He is now 30. We believe she signed a power of attorney granting her sister the ability to make decisions related to her son. My husband's mother has been moving from state to state and he had almost... Read more »
My husband's mother sent him off to live with his extended family in KY when he was 14. He is now 30. We believe his mother signed a power of attorney granting her sister (my husband's aunt) the ability to make decisions related to her son, and guardianship was never officially... Read more »
My ex husband faked an at home paternity test when my daughter was 3. I never questioned it since it was a way to get him out of our lives. He's had no contact with my daughter since. Now my daughter is 13 and wants to know for sure that he is her father and to have him removed for her birth... Read more »
You are looking for advice on a very complicated matter that requires the assistance of counsel. I highly suggest you reach out to counsel in your county/city to discuss your options. Counsel can provide several mechanisms for locating him that you may not have at your disposal. And your case is...Read more »
Our child is currently one and throughout this time the father only shows up to see him 2-3 times a month for about 15 minutes. The financial support is in the form of formula and diapers and almost always comes from the fathers dad. I filled for child support and he is claiming that due to his two... Read more »
Unlikely that your filing a Family Law request for Child Support (current Child Support) will send him to jail. If he were in contempt of Court Orders for Child support and this became a DA matter, possibly.
I was under the impression from correspondence that this would be automatic. When I contacted OCS I was sent a mod document which is more than I thought was necessary. Every time I try to call their 800 number for AA county it's busy. Not sure what I should do, filling out a full financial... Read more »
It is not automatic. The court/ child support enforcement is not watching to see when a child turns 18 or graduates high school. You must file with the Court to terminate (modify) the support. It is only retroactive to the date of filing -- not the date of the child graduating high school so...Read more »
If you were never married, the mother has full timesharing (custody) rights to the child until the father goes to court on a paternity action. An administrative order that determined paternity and established child support does not automatically address timesharing (custody). The father's name...Read more »
Custodial parent refused to show his income and the non-custodial parent was homeless and unemployed at the time. DSS filed against non-custodial parent on behalf of the custodial parent. Non-custodial parent was ordered to pay $90 week and the custodial parent received money from DSS for the... Read more »
There is an old expression, "the law is an ass". In this case it is very applicable. The law requires both parties to produce their financial affidavit, but there is no penalty to the custodial parent for not doing so. Since basic child support is, in reality, based on the non-custodial...Read more »
Basically, if both parents just agreed to child payment and money owed for splitting up bills (Spouse who will be paying child support had not been paying any bills) are the wages garnished from the paycheck and how much is garnished?
I was pregnant and isolated by my son's father in a town where him and I didn't know anyone except one person. That person was not there to help us take care of our new baby. So, I experienced severe stress and exhaustion due to lack of sleep and barely any help from my son's father... Read more »
Since you indicate you now have an attorney - you need to follow the advice of your attorney. However, the answer to the question you asked is if the father will not agree to giving you sole custody you will have to take it by filing and winning a custody action in the appropriate court. For...Read more »
My ex owes me CS from 2001 through my daughters date of adoption by my current husband which took place in April 2007. My daughter is now 20 years old. I’m wondering does the arrears belong to me because she thinks it belongs to her. Her biological dad and my daughter wants to take me to court.
You can ask the court to set the child support where you and the other parent are generally charged with supporting the child(ren). You do have to be able to justify not paying support to each other though.
My job is relocating me out of California and my ex wants to move to the same state so the kids don't have to travel for visitation. We have joint custody. Is the child custody and support order issued originally in California still in effect if both parents no longer live there? Would an... Read more »
Yes, the child custody agreement is still in effect even if you both move out of California. You can and probably should register the California child custody agreement in the new state's court system. I recommend that you consult with an attorney in the state where you have relocated to get...Read more »
I struggled to obtain a well paying job last year, I was let go once and I was out of a job for a few months, currently with COVID my income was affected. The first child support order was at $345 when I was consistently earning a decent income, but I no longer work there and my hours fluctuate,... Read more »
Child support can be modified in Arizona at anytime upon a showing of substantial change in circumstances. This can be done by one of 2 methods, a simplified modification where you file, serve the other party and if they don't request a hearing the Court orders your modification. There is a...Read more »
I learned from my case worker that I had a warrant from child support court. This is after he approved my driver's license reinstatement after seeing that I had been working and paying on arrears for 18 months which cut my arrears in half (from $13k to $6k owed at present). The license... Read more »
She plans on attending school when i go on mydhr it’s looks like the case has been closed. Was I to contact someone to let them know she does plan to attend. She has applied but not ready to take that risk
and I have proof that he makes more than what he is telling such as photos with large amounts of money and messages of him admitting he has more also I feel that visitation should be revoke bc of the welfare of my boys I have multiple threat messages and him neglecting them in messages what should... Read more »
You need to file something with the court asking for what you want. If you want to increase child support or reduce timesharing then it is a modification. If you want to enforce something then it is a motion for enforcement.
No modification can be effective before a motion is filed with the court. Generally, a wage earner is expected to continue to earn at the same level as they have historically, even if they lose their job. If you are the payor and her income decreases it could actually mean that you pay less, not...Read more »
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