I have 3 kids ages 18 16 and 11 the one 18 fixing to emancipate but I was told by friends it doesn’t matter my child support payments will stay the same until my last child graduate is that true? It been 3 years do you think I need to go for a review
My daughter says she has not received any child support from the children's father and it’s been a year. He worked in Georgia for a while and transferred with a company to Alabama. She doesn’t work and I am doing all I can to support them and myself.
My ex and I had lawyers agree on a lower child support payment 2 years ago. An agreement was drawn up but never signed by both parties, only I signed it. She never signed it and she did not submit it to the court. Now she is taking me to court for owing thousands in arrears. Am I going to be able... Read more »
You should contact the attorney who drew up the agreement for you. This may be a circumstance where a motion to enforce settlement agreement may be appropriate. The agreement may also provide an argument against whether your failure to pay the previously order support amount is willful.
I have raised my four children for two years on my own with no support. One year ago he started getting them every other weekend. (He walked out and moved in with a girlfriend he cheated with two years ago.) They visit with him where he lives with her.
A court is not likely to give him joint physical custody if there is a significant distance between the parties' residences. Additionally, if he went a two year period without support or visitation with the children, the court will also consider those facts in determining whether he should have...Read more »
There is nothing prohibiting you from paying the support in advance. However, if there is an income deduction order, the order will not be terminated until the child ages out of their entitlement to support so a pre-payment outside of an income deduction order may result in double payment.
If you filed through the child support office, there is nothing for you to do other than show up and provide any documentation they ask for. The case is brought in the name of the child, so, technically, it is out of your hands at this point.
Typically, you cannot modify a child support award unless it has been 2 years has passed since the last order. However, child support can be modified if there is a material change in the financial circumstances of the parents or the child. You may want to talk with a lawyer to determine if your...Read more »
They got back together shortly after their divorce. Have been together since but did not remarry. They have lived with us for almost 5 years now. He recently cheated and has moved out. He has told their daughter he did nothing wrong since they never remarried. She is only 11and does not... Read more »
According to your statement, the divorce decree says "age appropriate devices." It's probably a safe bet that telephone qualifies, but it depends on what your judge defines such devices as appropriate at certain ages. You should consult with an attorney for a better opinion based on the divorce...Read more »
I am filing online. My spouse and I have agreed on an amount to be paid for child support. If we both agree, do we have to fill out the worksheet and go by the standard amount given by the state, or can I just pay what we agree upon?
It sounds like you need to consult with an attorney about your case. If he got temporary custody, then he had some evidence to present to the judge that supported that. You will need to hire an attorney to make sure both sides are fully being heard.
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