If you are the parent, unless there is some court order that says you can't see the child, you can petition the Court to establish parenting time for you with the child. You don't say this, but I expect that the Alabama Department of Human Resources took you to Court to compel you to pay child...Read more »
I have 3 Kids I’m paying for on child support the oldest is 19 he doesn’t stay with me or the mother I’m still paying also my 17 year old doesn’t stay with either of us as well and my youngest stay with me but I’m paying. She told her social worker she wanted to drop the child support a... Read more »
My marital separation agreement from March 2013 states "child support payments shall continue until the minor children of the parties attain the age of nineteen years, marries, becomes self-supporting OR commences college, whichever shall first occur. I have 3 children. One child is 21, another... Read more »
Hello, it sounds like you and your spouse signed a settlement agreement. So regardless of what a judge COULD HAVE done then, you settled before it got that far. That being said, the agreement says what it says. So 1) yes. 2) you can, but that is no longer the law unless he agrees in another...Read more »
Hello, child support is used by the receiver for the benefit of the child. If you are no longer living with her, then she should not be receiving money. Your dad should seek counsel in the county where the case is to have it stopped. Best of luck!
Us we couldn’t see him six years later she put me on child support after her and the guy were no longer together is there any thing I can do legally because they are saying I have to pay back time which I feel like I shouldn’t sue to her actions is there anyway I can dispute the matter
Hello. She could have filed to put you on child support, but you had/have possible options. You should seek counsel in your local area immediately before a hearing or final order is issued. Best of luck!
The noncustodial parent lives in Florida. The custodial parent and child lives in Alabama. The noncustodial parent thought he was done with child support when the child reaches 18, however in Alabama its 19yo. He now wants to petition the court to transfer the case to his state so that he can get... Read more »
Hello. Lots of unanswered questions here. Was test done by court approved testing service? Did Husband hold himself out to be child's father? Did he sign birth certificate? If they had a settlement agreement, did he agree to pay support? Was husband adjudicated the father by the Court? Was he...Read more »
Hello. Sounds like you need to either file an agreed to adoption (if both parents will consent of course) or a Termination of Parental Rights, settle that, then file your adoption. I suggest seeking an attorney in your area to help you through the process. Best of luck!
We adopted our son when he was 6 through DHR. Long story short, we had an extremely out of control child. He was with us for 10 years. We went through years of him stealing, writing kill lists, bringing weapons into our home, etc. Finally, after years of trying to help him we made the decision to... Read more »
Hello. Unless you signed a contract agreeing to pay for "post-minority" support, then no, you do NOT pay those costs. You can call the domestic relations clerk in the county where the case is and ask their procedure on how to stop child support at 19. It should be a form and roughly $20-$30. Each...Read more »
We are going through a divorce and he had signed the settlement agreement however when the judge sent it back adding verbiage that the support be paid through the courts. I need to find out if this is a law or preference please. Thank you.
Hello. It is statutory law that child support payments be made through an Income Withholding Order (i.e. through the state child support payment system). The court does not handle any payments related to domestic matters.
However, the parties can agree on the order not being issued IF they...Read more »
Hello, alimony will terminate when the decree states that it stops. If it is withdrawn automatically from a paycheck, then you may need to have an attorney file a termination on your behalf. Best of luck!
First, you cannot "waive your right to child support." Support belongs to your children. If you and he agreed that no support should be payable either way, and the court agreed to order that, your remarriage has no effect on support. It is based on your income only.
I was 15 when I had my son out of wedlock. I had my sons last name changed to my maiden name right before he turned 3 ,due to his biological father being absent . We have a dhr child support order , that he pays on and off . Currently hasn't paid since August of 2018. He hasn't seen my son since he... Read more »
The short answer is yes. There appears from what you have said to have been a more than 6 months period during which there has neither been emotional or financial support provided by the father and therefore the child is considered abandoned and can be adopted under Alabama statute by the step...Read more »
A stop withholding order was issued by a judge but my paychecks are still being garnished months later. I was current on all payments and not behind at all. Do I contact my employer or the child support payment system? My lawyer hasn’t responded.
It is a simple process to file to stop an IWO once there is a Court Order to do so. I see that you are represented by counsel, so you need to contact your lawyer. I assume there is a Court Order saying you no longer owe support and have no arearrage.
Hello, you will need to ask the Court for a Continuance. Depending on your reason, the Court will decide if it will continue your case to another date. If you don't file a continuance OR are not granted one, AND you don't show up, it is highly possible your case will be dismissed. Best of luck!
My husband and I have been married for 14 years. Both of us have committed adultery during the marriage but he left me and our son who is now 11 twice during the 14 years. Now we both want divorce and I want alimony due to low finances on my end. He wants joint custody, only so that he doesn't have... Read more »
You have a lot of facts here, and they are all important to the questions you ask. You need an attorney to address these. Go to legal aid, or find the money to hire someone. If he has had sex with you after learning of your infidelity, he can't sue you on grounds of adultery. If he left you for...Read more »
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