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Q: Can a parent drug test the child in qeustion of a child support case

My ex wife has gotten my whole family drug tested in past cases. All clean of course. Anyway, this is not for custody just child support. And I know my son has been partaking in weed. Though I’ve never caught him. It’s blatant. And if he does get tested, what will happen to my other children at... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 15, 2020

Hello. She would need to ask the Court's permission or get him to submit to a test voluntarily. Weed is illegal in Alabama. It is against the law to partake, have possession of it, sell it, etc. You have an obligation to your other children to protect them from illegal drugs. Thank you for... Read more »

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Q: Can both parents create their own child support agreement in a divorce in Alabama?
Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 13, 2020

I've yet to see a Judge disallow a parental child support agreement. You still must file the child support forms as a matter of record in your case though. Thanks for your question.

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Q: My child mother and I reached an agreement that became the court order, can she take me back to court for more money?

We settled outside of court. We never had to see the judge. The judge made our agreement a court order. I’m married now, can she take me back to court to request more money?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 12, 2020

Yes, either of you can always go back and request to recalculate child support.

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Q: My child is 1 years old, is their a law she doesnt ha e to spend the night weekend till shes 3yrs?

The fathers child lives with his parents and the whole situation is unsafe to me for the child to stay their and also 2 hrs away over night the whole weekend. Is their anything against that till at least she can talk and tell me what is going on. Especially she has slept with me since the day she... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 10, 2020

Hello. No, there's no specific law that addresses how old a child has to be before it can spend the night with the other parent. Thank you for the question.

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Q: Do you have to have court order to collect child support?

My ex and I are not married, we have 2 kids and are separated. At this time I have a pfa against him and nothing was ordered of child support at the pfa hearing the judge just told him he needed to pay cs. Can we have a written/verbal agreement and it be legal. He is willing to pay child support... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 10, 2020

Hello. No, it will not be legal unless and until it is a court order. Otherwise, you are at his mercy of when and how much he decides to pay. Contact DHR or hire an attorney to file for CS. Thanks for your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: I am unwed, pregnant, & do not want the father of my child involved in the pregnancy. What are my rights in AL?

We were in a serious relationship during the beginning of me becoming pregnant however have since broken up. He has become manipulative & verbally abusive & I am considered to be a high-risk pregnancy. Can I have him not be involved at all in my pregnancy & prenatal care &... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 10, 2020

He does not have the right to bother you during your pregnancy. Contact him one last time and tell him if he bothers you again you will have him arrested. And then stop all contact. If he bothers you again call the police and have him arrested. When you go to the hospital and have the baby, do not... Read more »

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Q: Can i fill for full custody through dhr when i already been to the state

My husband took his childs mother to court for joint custody in December 2019 he got joint everything but he is on child support aswell a accident happened in may where she cameto my(his wife)mother house to fight left the car in reverse while child was in it now she has a pending child... Read more »

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Sep 8, 2020

You have a lot of questions in this and have not provided much information. You need to get to a family law attorney immediately. Also just for a short answer, yes he can get in trouble for not paying child support when he is ordered to, even though he hasn’t seen him. And probably yes, you need... Read more »

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Q: What do i need to do to start the process on trying to get my son back home with me? In need of a lawyer.

Father has physical we share joint. I pay child support to him and im having issuses out if the wife,child isnt happy wanting to be home with mother. Mother works, own cars and stable living. Never on drugs or etc.....

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 4, 2020

Hello. You can file for a modification. You should seek local counsel for advice. Thanks for your question.

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Q: My fiancé and I have 2 year old twin boys that are staying with a family friend while we fight with DHR to get custody

The family That has them always said that they were fine financially I did not need any money from us. But now after 10 months the DHR’s Lawyer Is Requesting for us to pay child support..We don’t have a problem paying, but I don’t understand how they can ask for back pay all the 10 months... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 4, 2020

Hello. Yes, other people are feeding, housing, and clothing your children. You are still financially responsible and they can obtain child support from you and the father.

You can pay the minimum amount, but the interest will accumulate and you will owe much more than $3,000.00. Don't...
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Q: What are birth father's pregnancy and birth financial responsibilities when he impregnated a minor?

My daughter, 16, had a baby with an adult man. She is unmarried, living with her mother, and I am paying child support for her plus insurance. Is the baby's father responsible for any hospital bills related to her care?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 4, 2020

Hello. Your daughter is still a minor and whatever the current order states, that is what you will need to follow. The father is financially responsible for his child, not your child (daughter). Thank you for the question.

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Q: Hello. I want to take my sons father off child support. I no longer want him on child support. Haven't been to court yet

We haven't been to court or anything, I just did an over the phone interview. This was back in April. What do I need to do? Also in the future if I want to put him on child support will I be able too?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 4, 2020

Hello. He's not required to pay without a court order. Sounds like you don't have one yet. Just stop pursuing it. Yes, you still have the option to do so in the future if you maintain custody. Thanks for your question.

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Q: I've paid chsup and never be locked up for not paying. I have 5 children, custody of 3. 4 are grown now, but I'm bhnd?

HOW am I 100k behind and all of a sudden, they try garnishment or leins? How can I help myself?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 4, 2020

Hello. It's impossible to tell you exactly without looking at your case. However, it sounds like you did not pay through the state; therefore, no records exist of your paying support. Thank you for your question.

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Q: My daughter turns 19 this month in college & not working how does she keep her child support coming in

She’s in college and not working

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 4, 2020

Hello. Unless she is disabled and unable to care for herself, then it terminates on her 19th birthday. Any money received by the custodial parent after that date is subject to claw back, should the non-custodial parent decide to legally pursue it. Thank you for the question.

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Q: Will child support be ordered with uncontested divorce with equal custody (3.5 days each) and both decline support?

We both maintain similar homes and expenses related to the children. One parent does make 66% of joint income.

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Sep 1, 2020

Hello, uncontested means child support will be addressed in your agreement. The Court will make whatever your agreement is the Final Order. So, no, unless you both agree. You will still need to complete the child support calculation forms so they can be filed on record. Best wishes.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: The judge gave us 50/50 custody of our son. She wanted us to have him stay in the marital home, and each of us rotate

Out weekly. She gave me no child support or alimony even though I stayed home with the kids and didn't have a career. I got a little place of my own because I couldn't stay where my ex was. He moved out of state and sold the house. Can I get child support and alimony now that I have my... Read more »

Shane Michael Oncale
Shane Michael Oncale answered on Aug 31, 2020

A lot of interesting things going on with your fact pattern. I would suggest that given the number of moving parts involved that you go ahead and set up a more individualized consult with an attorney rather than trust solely the bits of information gained in general responses here. I will say... Read more »

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Q: My child’s father hasn’t paid child support this year and has missed multiple payments prior.

It’s supposed to come out of his paycheck, but I’m assuming he quit or was fired. Can I just file something online or do we have to go back to court?

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Aug 28, 2020

Go to The Dept of Human Resources in your county and ask them to collect it for you it’s based upon income so they most it will cost you to file is $25. Good luck.

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Q: My daughter is 18 and has moved out of the house with my ex-wife. Do I have to pay support for her still?

My daughter is now living with her boyfriend and has become "self-sufficient" as defined in our divorce agreement. Can I refuse payment or do I need a court order to modify?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Aug 26, 2020

Hello. You need a court order to modify.

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Q: I was incarcerated 24 years. I have been released two years. Learned I am in arrears $100,000 for adult child.

My take home pay is $300 wk. Do I qualify for a modification?

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on Aug 21, 2020

If the child is an adult you cannot modify past due support unfortunately.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: How do I extend child support payments or ensure assistance with my 18 year old daughter's college expenses?

There is currently a child support order in place, and all terms are being met. My daughter be 19 in seven months (March 2021), & unless I take action, her financial support from her father will cease.

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Aug 20, 2020

Unless she is disabled, there is no way to extend child support past her becoming a legal adult at 19.

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