Kathryn Hilbush's answer If she was born during your marriage, he has acted as her father, and has acknowledged his paternity f her in his custody filings (I assume), chances are he will not succeed. You can always have a DNA test done . I suggest that you consult in person with an experienced family law attorney to represent you in the support case to be sure everything goes as it should.
Kathryn Hilbush's answer Are you asking if you can still try to collect the support? The answer is yes. You can contact Domestic Relations to see what actions they've taken recently to collect. You can also have the arrears reduced to a judgement, but before you do that you will want to consult in person with an experienced family law attorney because there can be disadvantages to doing so, particularly if someone moves frequently.
Cary B. Hall's answer You should contact the Berks County Domestic Relations Office and talk to someone. Often, if there's still a balance due, child support continues until the arrears are paid off. Ask Domestic Relations about that.
Lillian J. LaRosa's answer First of all, smoking weed with the children is inappropriate and if the DCF learns of this "neglect" on his part, he will likely need to be removed from the home by you or you will need to leave the home with the children or you can be accused of also being neglectful by DCF. Are the children in any kind of therapy? Clearly this is a starting point for child care. A suicidal child should be brought to the ER of the local hospital and not told that your caring level is the cause. Have you...
Thomas Woodward Ashton's answer Every case is different, of course, but typically, if you ask for it the court will order child support retroactively to the date that the petition for support was filed. You should contact an attorney immediately to confirm some important details, including that the correct petition was filed and served on him, and that child support is an issue to be tried at your trial date.
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer He's going to be protected from suit while he is deployed pursuant to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, so you cannot get an order while he is deployed. That said, if you know his unit, and if there has already been a paternity determination, you might be able to call his command and notify them of the situation. My understanding is that the military has processes to assist in the collection of support.
Rand Scott Lieber's answer The father will be allowed to spend time with the child. It does not have to be overnight. The court will decide what is in the best interests of the child. You need to tell the court that the father does not have an appropriate living space for the child.
James G. Ahlberg's answer If she is contacting you directly, I suggest ignoring her. If she is contacting you through a court, DON'T refuse to take the paternity test. In the first place, the court will order you to participate. In the second place, the paternity test is your surest way of proving you are not the father.
Regina Irene Edwards' answer Georgia retains jurisdiction over custody and child support orders until both parties leave the state. A Georgia court may choose to terminate its jurisdiction and transfer the case to Washington, depending on how long the children have lived there.
Timothy Denison's answer Child support will likely be based on the state where he is now located, although if you are in Kentucky, I would highly recommend you transferring it there rather than Va. You do not have to wait until after your deployment.
Homer P Jordan IV's answer Have you taken steps to legitimize your child? Without doing that you will have no legal rights to the child and she can do as she sees fit. She can keep you from ever seeing him if that's her choice. In order to protect your interest in being able to see the child you need to first go through the legitimization process. That will give you legal rights to your child. Then you can get court ordered visitation. You should consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action....
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer If you can't do anything legally, you can't do anything. If you can't hire a lawyer, try to get help from a free legal clinic. You and he have the same rights to the child, but you have to get into Court with a divorce to make any court enforceable rules.
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