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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Alabama on
Q: Do you have to show proof of how much daycare expenses are when filing for child support?
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Apr 6, 2020

I assume you are asking about an Alabama matter. You execute a sworn to affidavit when you put down how much work related daycare is being paid. This is widely abused, with made up numbers provided by day care workers who are actually family members and a host of other problems. If you are paying... Read more »

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Q: What happens with our child support if my ex passes away.

My husband died, how will i keep getting child support

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Mar 30, 2020

Hello. Some people use a life insurance policy to fulfill financial obligations. You can attempt to sue his estate as a creditor, if an estate has been opened. Or, try to get SSI benefits on behalf of your child. Sorry for your loss and best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: I live in Ala. w/ my 4 yr. old son.The biological father lives in TN.Where do i file for acknowledgement of paternity?

Father has never helped or tried to meet son.His name isnt on birth certificate.I gave birth in TN but have been living in Ala. Trying to figure out how to get paternity testing or acknowledgment of paternity form and in which state should i file?

Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Mar 28, 2020

Alabama, the home state of the child. I would say you should consider terminating any right that he has. Get rid of this guy once and for all.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: My ex threatens me to go back to court for custody of our son, but acts like he doesn't want him. What can I do?

He was ordered to pay child support back in October, but has only paid one month so far. He keeps giving the court the wrong names of his employers on purpose to avoid payroll withholding. He only makes token attempts to talk to our son for only two minutes at a time every night. He calls at the... Read more »

Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Mar 28, 2020

You can go back to Court and ask for your support. If he is a danger to the child, you must show that to the Court.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: Does non custodial parent still pay child support while child is in college. The DHR is saying no.
Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Mar 13, 2020

Hello. Based on what you have said, child support stops at 19, unless the parties agree otherwise.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: my son has joint custody of his son he pays mom cash but now the 16 year old wants to live with him can mom stop him
Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Mar 12, 2020

Hello. They would need to go back to court and address custody and child support issues. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: Is only half the monthly support garnished from wages? If so, is the remaining balance still owed?

I was told that my child support could be garnished from my ex's wages and that only half of the monthly balance could be garnished. Will he still owe the remaining half?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Mar 12, 2020

Hello. Based on the facts given, yes. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: child support issued in GA.EXwife moved to alabama, youngest child turns 18 in May. Does my child support order cease?

My original child support order was issued in GA in 2006, indicating that child support ceases when both children turn 18. Can Alabama modify this or extend it

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Mar 12, 2020

Hello. Alabama can modify if she turns the case into an Alabama one. Unless she does, it remains in GA subject to GA law. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: To marry or not to marry!

His ex wife gives him hell about their son he pays child support every month and we have him (by papers) every other weekend and every Wednesday. My bf works swing shift so on the Wednesday’s he is at work he’s not here. When he is on days we have him after school until as late at 10pm on... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Mar 12, 2020

Hello. The move must be greater than 100 miles for that provision to trigger. A local attorney where the case is can give him a better answer to the marriage question. Best of luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: Unmarried couple that has a child together he works & she is a stay at home mom if they split will he get full custody?

At the time of their split if she has no job but can provide a place for them to live dan she get full custody?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Mar 9, 2020

Hello. They are not married so when mom moves out after the breakup, she needs child support either via private attorney action or her filing it via DHR. Custody only becomes an issue before the court if dad makes it one. Best of luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: How do I sign my rights over voluntarily
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Mar 9, 2020

A petition to terminate your parental rights must be filed in the juvenile court. You would then file a consent. Be aware that such a termination does not make your back child support go away. Also, if the court believes that you just want to sign these rights away so you can avoid supporting the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: Is child support order required in Alabama?

I am trying to do uncontested divorce and want to have 50/50 custody with future ex-spouse. I am not asking for child support. Will the court go for this?

Jared Dale Vaughn
Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 27, 2020

Yes

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Q: My ex-husband was ordered to pay $1590.00 month for 2 children. We agreed on $1150.00 month

not done through payroll deduction so payments weren’t always consistent or correct. He wrote up an agreement that we would do visitation on a week to week basis vs him getting them every other weekend. Thus, him no longer paying child support but providing for the kids on the weeks they were... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Feb 24, 2020

Hello. An attorney would need to see the Court order and then any subsequent agreements made between the two of you. It is impossible to know the validity of any additional agreements without reading everything. Regardless, contempt and modification are always available as options to clear the air... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: My niece and her boyfriend of 7 yours ( never married) just split up. They have 2 children, 4 year old and 4 month old.

She and the 2 kids moved in with her grandmother. She went to DHR and filed for child support and when she did he told her he was going to take the kids from her and she would never see them again. She is afraid now to let them go visit him in fear of him not giving them back to her. He smokes weed... Read more »

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Feb 24, 2020

Hello. Getting child support is a default award of custody in Alabama. She should be asking her case worker what all DHR will or will not help her with in terms of what to file for in this situation. If he files for custody, then she will need an attorney to handle the custody aspect of the case... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: I have caught my husband cheating and he has an alcohol abuse problem. I can't afford divorce and am scared. Help

He is manic depressive bipolar with violent tendencies. We have a 2 almost 3 year old and 4 animals. We rent our house and he is the main provider.

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Feb 20, 2020

Hello, you asked your question in the Alabama forum, but it appears you are in Miami, FL. Regardless, where ever you are located, seek out a legal services office, or other pro bono/income based program in your area. Thanks for the question and good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: my daughter is 22 and my son is 18 both no longer live at home and my daughter is about to get married when does child ?

and there mother has been working and has not turned it in

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Feb 20, 2020

Hello, child support stops at age 19 in Alabama, unless you agreed to extend it, or a child is disabled and in need of continued support. Mom does not have an obligation to update her income. If she's working and you believe it is more than a 10% change from when CS was last calculated, it is up to... Read more »

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Q: I have child support court today and every time I crank my car it stalls right out I have no other way there

What can I do about getting a new court date without getting a failure to appear?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Feb 20, 2020

Hello. You can call the clerk's office, let them know what's going on, and ask for a continuance.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: My 10 y/o daughter wants nothing to do with me. What are options on avoiding child support on her

She has blatantly stated she wants nothing to do with me and has refused to come for my court ordered visitation weekends. I have 3 others that visit regularly but she refuses saying she hate me. Can I stop child support on her considering she wants nothing to do with me?

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Feb 12, 2020

Hello. No, the rules do not contemplate stopping child support for this reason. Unless there is a safety issue, your 10 year old child does not get to decide who she does or does not want to be with or visit. There are several ways to handle this issue legally, but if you've not talked to mom about... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama on
Q: If my ex husband is supposed to pay child support through the court system but doesn't and pays me cash .is it a gift?

He never gives me a receipt or the proper amount he is ordered and its random months and amounts . And wants to give me sole custody only if I do away with child support

Kristine Jones
Kristine Jones answered on Feb 10, 2020

Hello. No, it is not a gift. It is child support that should be going for the costs associated with raising your child(ren).

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: I need to file for support but dont know where my son's father is and i know he has no job.how will I be paid?

I haven't seen or spoke to my son's father in years .but he is a known drug addict and has no job.will i even get support cause I know he doesnt have a job or any money ?

Jared Dale Vaughn
Jared Dale Vaughn answered on Feb 6, 2020

It can be ordered, but it is unlikely that he complies with the order voluntarily. Retaining counsel or seeing if DHR can assist would be my advice.

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