Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: Family Insurance plan includes my son. In the Child Support calculations, how can I claim what I pay for Health ins?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Hello, I understand why you are concerned about this issue. The short answer is that you can typically include health insurance premiums in the child support guidelines, but it sounds a bit more complicated in your situation and there is the question of whether your ex-wife agree to do this. You should consult with an attorney on this matter to discuss the details in full to get accurate legal advice.
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Q: My other daughter is as well. The rate I pay is a family Rate of $196 for all 4 of my family members. Me, current wife,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Your questions are confusing and appear to be intertwined. You can write off on your taxes medical expenses and the cost of medical insurance. If you have too much debt, you may want to consider filing for Bankruptcy.
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Q: Hello. If I haven't paid child support in 3 years, but my child has turned 18....do I still owe that back child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018
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Q: Can my boyfriend child support be reduce if he has a another child which he could never provide for due to support f

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Michigan on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

When child support is calculated the number of children each party has is one factor they use. He should file a motion in the first case asking that the support be re-calculated based on a change of circumstances.
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Q: My boyfriend has his children 13 overnights a month. Pays 949 dollars a month. Why is it so high?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Michigan on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

That question can't really be answered here as there are many factors that go into setting the child support such as income, tax deductions, medical. You would need to go to an attorney and discuss this.
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Q: How can I contest a child case for a child that's 18?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Need more information. Schedule an appointment with an attorney to discuss your options.
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Q: I am in GA and trying to file for divorce, the father is in prison, I not working, what income do i put on CS worksheet?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

I would impute yours to minimum wage. Impute his to what he was earning before he went in. Clearly you won't be able to collect while he osnin, but he will still be obligated whenn he hart's put.
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Q: I filled for an uncontested divorce but since then both of our incomes have changed, will this effect my finally hearing

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Depwnds. If you are both happy with the amount, and your just going in to finalize it, it shouldn't be a problem. I'd the court asks, be candid with them. if it's just a cost of living increase, it probably would not make much of a difference anyway.
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Q: will my wife be able to collect my VA disability and Social Security pay as part of a divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

It really depends what other property you are dividing as well. It sounds like she'd be eligible to elect to take part of you social security, but what many people don't know I'd that this doesn't affect your distribution. Crazy, I know, but that is one of the many rea sons my generation cannot count on social security.

Talk to local counsel and fil them in on the details. They will advise you on your options concerning division of property.
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Q: Can you finalize divorce with children process in Chicago without a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Yes, for some people, it is doable without an attorney. However, it is not recommended because the average person rarely knows what is necessary to get the job done properly. Finding out what it takes is a very big job, which is extremely frustrating and overbearing.
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Q: Do I still need to pay retroactive childsupport even if the mother never revealed paternity of child

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Yes. Child support can go back two years.
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Q: Can my child father claim him on taxes if he only made 1payment and is behind 18,000+ for Child support? Is that legal

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

The custodial parent is entitled to claim the child on income taxes as a dependent.
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Q: Does joint split custody exist to where neither parent pays the other child support? Can fathers win a case like this?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Even with equal residential responsibility, the person who makes more money will still be required to pay the other child support.
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Q: can I take my son out of state (Ohio to Puerto Rico) without permission from my ex?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

If you were not married, and you are the mother, and the biological father has not established paternity, and a court has not granted him parenting rights, then you are the sole custodian and make all decisions regarding your son and where he lives. You do not need permission to move. But if you do move, and the father then files for parental rights, if you have not yet established residency in the new location, Ohio might still be able to exert jurisdiction and order your son to be returned....
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Q: I have been ordered to pay child support even though I never signed a birth certificate nor have I ever took a DNA test

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

If you are under a court order to pay support then you have to pay. If you dispute being the father, you can request the court order a paternity test.
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Q: My bf signed off his rights to his kids 4 years ago due to a bad relationship. Can he find a way to see his kid now?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Michigan on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Termination of parental rights - voluntarily or by trial - ends the parent-child relationship. Unfortunately, there is likely nothing any attorney can do for your boyfriend at this point.
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Q: My son's gf had twin babies a couple of weeks ago. My son may not be the father, but he isn't concerned about that.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

Yes she can, pursuant to the power of attorney, on behalf of her son who believes he may be the father. You should consult an experienced family law attorney in your area for help with this issue ASAP, or in any event, immediately after there is any paternity action filed. Good luck.
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Q: My son’s biological father is not on the birth certificate but I do receive child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

The question is do you have a legal agreement regarding timesharing. If you do, then you need the court's permission to relocate.
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Q: My fiancé ex girlfriend stoped allowing him to see his 4 yr son, once we got engaged! Can she do this?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Rhode Island on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

He should meet with an attorney. It's not your child. You should not be involved.
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Q: Time is split 50 50 with my son's father but I pay the healt insurance. Can I take him back to court for child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

The child support is determined by a mathematical formula which factors in each parent's income, the number of overnights each parent has with the child and certain expenses, such as the cost of the child's health insurance and child care expenses. You may be able to request a modification of child support if the new amount is at least 10% higher than the old amount. You should retain an attorney for this.
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