My husband has paid child support for his son, who is 15 years old, for the last 14 years, as ordered. The mother no longer adheres to the visitation they set In court. The mother refuses to enroll the child in public, private, or homeschool. The child has also been living back and forth between... Read more »
Hello. He has a right to take her back to court and enforce the orders in place for his visitation, school, etc. To answer your question about child support payment adjustment, no. The child is entitled to his parent's financial support until he is 19 years old, joins the military, or becomes...Read more »
Child support begins the 1st day of the month following the date the divorce is signed. But it’s usually paid by Income Withholding Order and that takes an additional month to start, so he should pay the first month by check directly to you since they withhold.
I recently moved out of the home I shared with my husband because there's too many people living there (his Mom, his brother, and 2 of his nephews) and he and I no longer got along. Our two kids are still living with him. He said he was going to the courts and ask for a court order. I still... Read more »
The parents have joint custody, with the custodial parent leaving country for 5 months and not bringing child. Child will remain with non-custodial parent during that time. Is the non-custodial parent still expected to pay child support? Can the non-custodial parent win custody and receive child... Read more »
Hello. The questions you raise have you thinking down the right path as to the type of things that may happen if you leave your child with the non-custodial parent. It would behoove you to seek local counsel and discuss with them all the issues you raised here. Best of luck!
My husband pays child support every two weeks and it was previously deducted from his paycheck (not because he was in arrears but for convenience) he lost his job so for the past 6 months we have mailed personal checks directly to Alabama child support office. His ex wife called today and said she... Read more »
Your instinct on this is absolutely correct. It is up to her to keep her banking information current with Alabama Child Support Collection. They can also send her a debit card that does not use her bank or a check and she can then do what she wants with the check. You can pay direct if you...Read more »
If an unwed woman residing in TN and a wed man living in TN both traveled to Alabama to use an art facility so that he could donate sperm to the unwed woman, would he be protected from paying child support? There would also be a contract signed releasing him from paying child support / having any... Read more »
Hello. The facts given coupled with mom being unwed presents a scenario that the outcome depends on a lot of factors. You are creating a child that would have no legal father. Having a contract is good, but you create problems for it by jumping around and doing activities in different states. Child...Read more »
I have a 18 year old son who recently graduated HS. He received a great job offer right out of school. I currently pay $600 a month plus his other bills. The mom refuses to give him any of the support or apply it towards any of his bills. With me pay support and him having a full time good paying... Read more »
Hello. You present several facts in your post and some of them raise further questions. A general answer is that child support typically does not stop until 19. However, it may stop if he is able to fully support himself financially and no longer needs any financial assistance from his parents....Read more »
My child father and I were never married, he has never been placed on child support, or no kind of court or custody. He was barely supporting our daughter and I'm relocating closer to family for support and better living. Does he have the right to keep me in the state If he decides to fight... Read more »
A mother has full custody of a child born out of wedlock. There is nothing he can do except take you to court. And yes he will have to pay child support for the child if he takes you to court. Go where you have family and support, do what’s is best for your child.
The short answer, without knowing much more, is that you will pay child support unless you have primary custody of the child. Alimony, either periodic or alimony in gross depends on a number of factors thus, it is impossible to know if you will have to pay it or not without all of the specifics....Read more »
Me$415 a month I'm on SSDI can't work they take $100 a month out of my check an charge me interest on the rest by my adding they should have collected all an they still taking I'm thinking that they owe me some of my money back she has never done anything for him she would take his... Read more »
Questions: is this the only child? or is he one of several for whom you are paying support from the same order? When he turned 19 or when he moved in with you, did you go back to Court and get the child support ended or reduced? Finally, is the $100 a month that is taken from your check for an...Read more »
If she is the only child you are paying support for and you owe no arrears, then you can file a form with the clerk in the county where your child support case is located. The form is free and available on the internet. The clerk may also provide you with it. If you do have another child, then you...Read more »
Hello. No, there is nothing you can do to stop support based on what you have said. That being said, your son does not get to make this decision until he is 19. You do have a right to see him and you can enforce that right through the court system. Thank you for the question.
If he wishes to reduce or eliminate child support he will have to file a petition seeking that relief with the court that ordered him to pay or it will continue to run up as an arrearage. Given the fact that he is incarcerated a court could hold that he is not entitled to a reduction in child...Read more »
Hello. Pregnancy by itself is not a reason child support may be terminated. Support can only be terminated for reasons listed in a settlement agreement, or because the child is now able to support themselves without needing anyone's help. Otherwise, age 19 is when it terminates.
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