If you filed the petition and you had an attorney file it on your behalf, then please speak to your attorney and discuss this. If you filed it without an attorney, then please use the Justia Find a lawyer tab and search for family law/cusody/support lawyers in the parish the petition was...View More
I am custodial with joint custody of our 16 year old daughter. Always been a stay at home mom. Remarried for 11 years. Ex husband CHOSE first four days of each month visitation only. He exercised this 3 x in 12 mons. Makes over $60,000 a year and pays $500 per month court ordered support. He has... View More
You need to review the order/judgment signed by the presiding Judge and see if it answers the questions you are asking. If it says that he is responsible for some of these costs, then yes, he is responsible. If the wording is vague then you should consult with a family law attorney in your...View More
I recently went to mediation with my ex wife. From the mediation, she is now responsible for “100% of homeschool expenses” ( how it is written in our mediation agreement) To add to the background information, I have 50% custody of my four kids and I we now share a 7 day custody agreement. I... View More
If you had an attorney representing you, then please ask your attorney. If you did not have an attorney representing you, then I would suggest reading the agreement/order and see if tutoring is specifically mentioned. If it is mot, then unless both parties intended "tutor expense" to be...View More
To best protect your rights, you will need to have a lawyer in the legal proceedings. As such, you should really begin meeting and consulting with a family law attorney(s) in your area so you can hire the one with whom you are most comfortable. There are many issues involved, including but not...View More
Child custody and divorce and there is domestic violence involved on my husband against me. He has a very good attorney and I can't afford one. He refuses to pay child support and I don't have a vehicle to get to a job so I'm struggling. Also, he is trying to get domestic charge... View More
I'm sorry to hear of the problems you're having. You may be able to find assistance through this website: https://www.lsba.org/public/findlegalhelp/. I would also suggest contacting your local battered women's shelter and/or your parish's District Attorney's Office to...View More
Any credible evidence can be used to prove income. It's important, however, to make sure that the evidence you have is admissible under the Louisiana Rules of Evidence. You should consult with an attorney familiar with custody and child support cases to make sure you have what you need.
Yes, if both sides reach an agreement and reduce it to write, then you may submit it to the Court for approval. Depending on the agreement and how the written document is prepared, the Court may still want you to appear in Court to confirm that each side is in agreement.
Mom lives in LA I Been living in Texas by myself since I was 13. She refuses to give me the back child support she is finally getting. How would I be able to get the card & is that even possible for me to get the money directly to me. Or does she have to be the one getting it? I wasn’t sure... View More
You can and should consult with a lawyer who is in the jurisdiction where the Order was issued/signed to see what, if any, options are available to you, however it is most likely not going to provide you the answer you seek----still, you should get the consult to see if there is any way you can...View More
If there is an order or judgment in effect for you to pay child support and you are behind, then you owe it. You can try to return to Court and seek a modification of the child support going forward. I highly recommend that you consult with a family law attorney to discuss the specifics of your...View More
a divorce settlement.. Is there a form to fill out? Does it just stop? I contacted numerous people (clerk of court, Judges secretary, DCFS and others) and no one can answer my question. It has been many years since child support started and now that is ending I can not find an answer to what seems... View More
Interestingly enough you post indicates that you "...contacted numerous people (clerk of court, Judges secretary, DCFS and others) " however none are lawyers. Please contact a family law lawyer in your area and bring him a copy of the order as it pertains to child support and ask your...View More
About 2 1/2 years ago - I started making bi-weekly payments to the custodial parent which was agreed on at a reasonable amount. Over the past year the custodial parent has been threatening to stop me from seeing my daughter due to her wanting an increase, which I agreed due to obvious reasons. The... View More
If you have not retained an attorney to represent you on these issues, then you should do so now---this voluntary action between the parents does not seem even and if you are not satisfied, then you need to ask the Judge to assist you on this. In regards to child support, it is usually calculated...View More
You should speak with an experienced Family Law attorney. You have to file a rule for contempt—this is typically done in the jurisdiction in which your original pleadings were filed. It’s pertinent to note that in order to prove contempt, there must be a willful violation of an existing court...View More
What does the child support judgment say? Most of them say that some sort of garnishment or income assignment order is the method employed to collect child support. If it does not say that, then they would still have to implement garnishment proceedings. I recommend that you seek and possibly...View More
I filed for CS on my child's father on Christmas'21 and We're both scheduled for court this June'22. I don't want to proceed with the Case/Filing for a few reasons , for starters my child never needed additional benefits to begin with. My child's father and I agreed... View More
If you have an attorney, then speak to your attorney about this. If you do not and filed it in proper person, then file a motion to dismiss. If you went through the State, then contact the State to discuss this.
My nephews mom wanted an abortion but was unable to get one because she had just gotten one so she asked my husband and I to take the baby. We did and now we would like to get guardianship of the baby because mom is now refusing to babysit the child or help. She receives benefits and childcare for... View More
You need to contact a lawyer in your area to discuss your options and get the ball rolling. You should not do this yourself. In speaking to the attorney(s) you consult, you ask what are your options as well as what is your understanding as to the position each parent takes as to custody and/or...View More
I have two children, I am domicile, My ex-husband claims one child, and I claimes the other. That’s how it has been for three years. This year I am without work, as my current husband works so that I may stay home with the children. My ex-husband is threatening court as he believes that he is... View More
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