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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: I'm completely unfamiliar with divorce proceedings/steps. We have one minor child and fairly substantial assets

(home, recreational property, 401Ks, etc.). Minor child just turned 17 years old. I need to start the divorce process. How should I proceed/what do I do? Covid 19 protocol for face to face meetings with a lawyer? I never thought it would come to this.

John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on May 18, 2020

Based on the information provided in your question it would depend on the lawyer if they are doing face to face meetings or not. Additionally, no one ever is prepared or ready for this in their life, so finding a lawyer in your area that fits your needs is important.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: My ex quit his job after he had an income withholding order. Do the courts keep track of how far behind he is?

He was current until the end of December, then he changed jobs. He completely stopped paying and has only had one visitation since Thanksgiving. He’s over $3,300 behind.

John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on May 13, 2020

Based on the information provided in your question, yes the State of Indiana does track and calculate the amount a non-custodial parent pays or does not pay in support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: I have joint physical custody and have paid support for 15 years due to my income. Now self employed, need modification

I Am making less than I did and have been self employed for the last two years. I also have three other children in my home and one has a disability diagnosis. He’s homeschooled and self employment allows me to be home with him. Does this make a difference? Is it worth it? The child I pay... Read more »

John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on May 8, 2020

Based on the information provided in your question yes you are entitled to a modification and should explore that option based on your current circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: My child support was stoped cuz im disabled my kids are 18and21 and I have been on ssi. For 3years now I live in Indiana

Will they be taken my stimulus check

John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on May 8, 2020

Based on the information provided in your question if you owe back support your stimulus check can be taken for that reason by the state.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: I am on disablitiy and owe 89000 in child support arrears currently 209 dollars a month is taken f th om my check. Is

Is there anyway to get some relief from this . The ex works makes 20 dollars an hour all children are adults

John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on May 8, 2020

Based on the information provided in your questions you can contact your local IV-D Office and see what they advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: If an educational needs petition is filed for a child age 18, will the child support be terminated because of this

If it is approved or will the noncustodial parent still be required to pay support until the child is age 19 in addition to the educational needs?

John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on May 7, 2020

Based on the information provided in your question it should convert to college expenses, so you don't pay both its one or the other in most cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Pay support to mother of 18 year old. She moved out on her own. Do I have to pay child support to the mother. Indiana
John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on Apr 30, 2020

Based on the information provided in your question no, but you may need to look into filing something with the court to support the decision.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: If permanent gurdianship was granted is the guardian responsible to support the child or the ncp? In indiana need statue
John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on Apr 30, 2020

Based on the information provided the non-custodial parent may still need to provide support to supplement the rearing of the child even if there is a permanent guardianship in place.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: What happens when I get notice that I have overpaid my child support by $7500 & my child has just turned 18
John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on Apr 29, 2020

Based on the information you provided in this question child support does not stop until 19 or if the child attends college or can convert to college expenses. If you are that far ahead you need to contact your local Child Support Office and discuss your options with them.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Mr. Tyson, how much would this and a support judgment cost him? In re: to My sons girlfriend leaving.
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Apr 25, 2020

Hello, please give my office a call at (317) 514-2681 and I would be happy to walk you through this.

Thank you,

Troy

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: My sons girlfriend moved everything out and left with both kids. Without telling him where they were staying.

She then told him that the place she moved into was not fit to live in. So she told him if he moves out of his apartment and pays for the rent he will at least know where his kids are. She now lives in his apartment he pays the rent and anything the kids need and want. He is afraid of losing his... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Apr 24, 2020

If he does not have a custody order in place he should definitely seek one out immediately. That it the only thing that would give him enforceable parenting time with the children. Without that, there is little to stop the mother from leaving again with the children.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Is a visitation court order consider essential travel?

My son lives in ky with his father I have visitation ordered by indiana state guidelines I have not seen my son since march 8th. I have been very patient. His last official Day of school there will be May 5th. His father still will not allow me my visits

K. Aaron Heifner
K. Aaron Heifner answered on Apr 19, 2020

Yes, The Court Order for parenting time with your minor child is deemed essential travel. Indiana Governor addressed exchanging children in Sec. E number 16 of Indiana’s stay at home order on or about March 20, 2020. This includes travel to other states, Kentucky.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Tax Law for Indiana on
Q: If a 2019 tax refund was offset and paid deliquent child support in full, are they eligible for this stimulus check?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 14, 2020

There are only two requirements for anyone to receive the stimulus check: Filing an income tax return for 2018 or 2019 (2019 tax returns can be filed anytime, but--because of the pandemic--they are not due until August of September, 2020); and still be alive and breathing.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Can i claim myself & my 6 month old on taxes this year if:

- Father & i never married

- Father doesnt get a return dur to back-taxes & debts

- Father does not pay child support

- He can claim head of household from Oct 2019 - Feb 2019 for myself & our son

- Before we separated, I txted him that he could claim... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Apr 1, 2020

For IRS purposes whichever parent provided more than half of the support for the child is the custodial parent and is entitled to claim the child.

To transfer that right to the other parent requires a Form 8332. A verbal promise is not enforceable.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Can u still have court if u haven't meet with you legal aid appointed by court? Are u able to reschedule your court date
John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on Mar 3, 2020

Based on your question you can request it and it will be up to the court to grant or deny it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: If my employer provides health insurance for my child and it doesn’t cost me money, do I receive a child support credit?

Filling out a support modification sheet and it asks for health care premium cost.

John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on Feb 28, 2020

No.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: How can I modify child support since my income has decreased?
John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on Feb 27, 2020

Based on your question you file a motion with the court.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Will child support take my taxes in Indiana
John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on Feb 24, 2020

Based on your question the State of Indiana does do tax intercepts.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Is indiana a mothers state ?

I also need to know about if their breast fed when will fathers get child ?

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Feb 24, 2020

In Indiana both parents are to have equal standing before a court when it is making determinations on child custody. The primary determining factor for custody decisions is what is in the best interests of the child.

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