I recently discovered through a DNA test that I have a son. His mother was married at the time to a real jerk of a man but was afraid to get a divorce. She told me she got an abortion and we broke things off. I lived the last 14 years not knowing she went ahead with the birth. My son was born in... Read more »
You can file a petition to establish paternity. You say you're doing this for your son, but are you are really doing this for yourself? Your son has no idea that you exist or that the man he knows as his father is not his biological father. Have you considered the potential harm and...Read more »
The court can only order back child support dating back to (1) the date a petition for child support was filed in the court; or (2) in the case of an existing child support order entered in the past, back to the date child support was not paid during any eriod that the existing child support order...Read more »
The Maryland Uniform Citation form has an inset box on the lower right portion of the ticket that contains instructions on how to pay, plead to the ticket, and how to request a tial date, and it states the timeframe (30 days) you have to do it in. It is in small print, so perhapse yu overlooked...Read more »
Considering the consequences if you lose and he is awarded sole custody, I think you may wish to consider hiring a lawyer to insure that does not happen. Waiting until after you lose at trial is too late.
Ex-husband owes about 63,000 in back support. Last payment recieved was end of October. It's now December, no payment has been recieved. He is in Germany hiding. He has no contact with myself or his children (his Choice)
To the extent the arrearages have been reduced to a monetary judgment, which is not automatic and requires a motion and request to do so, that judgment may then be collected like any other judgment. What does that mean? If you can locate assets, like bank accounts or real property owned by him,...Read more »
There is a financial statement form you can either download from the circuit court website from the family law forms, or pick up from the courthouse. There is a short and a long form version. I suggest the long form if you can manage it. Download the instructions for how to fill it out as well...Read more »
If your income has gone down since child support was last calculated, and/or if the custodial parent's income has increased, then you may qualify for a modification of child support. If you cannot afford a lawyer, there is a self-help desk in the family law division of the circuit court with...Read more »
You would have to file a motion to modify child support in order to change an existing child support order, so until you do that and the court issues a different order, you owe the money. The court has the discretion to modify child support back to the date you file your motion to modify. The...Read more »
Divorce was final in 2007. I was awarded primary custody and child support. Our son decided to go live with his Dad in 2011 and Dad stopped paying child support. Son was kicked out of Dad's house in early 2020 and I asked the child support administration to collect support until our son... Read more »
They can't make your ex stop. A judge can order restrictions on visitation and issue orders prohibiting disparaging comments and inappropriate discussions that are deemed harmful to the mental and emotional health of the child, assuming you have a therapist or psychiatrist who is seeing the...Read more »
Although, we lived together for 3 years out of the age of our 14year old daughter. The most he’s provided her is $76.00. He still wasn’t providing any support for the child and uses my tax refunds(I never gave him 1/2 of the refund for the child for the 14 years filed), child sex, and my... Read more »
Go to the Office of Child Support Enforcement in the county or City of Baltimore where you move to, and fill out the petition form for requesting child support. Child support is payable accounting from the date you file the petition for child support, not before, so you cannot claim amounts that...Read more »
If there's a court order directing payment of child support, it remains in place until one of the parents files a motion to modify it, based on a change of circumstances. So, unless that happens, and the court makes a modification based on the motion, then nothing changes. If the other...Read more »
We separated 8 years ago we came to the agreement that I can see my daughter every other weekend or as much as I asked and I would give her $500 a month I sometimes gave cash , money orders , and recently online payments to her account she is saying she is going to put me on child support and claim... Read more »
She can get child support accounting from the date she files a petition for custody and support in court, so at any hearing the judge can award support going back to the date she filed. If there is a written agreement, or she can cobble together enough proof of an agreement, that you were to pay...Read more »
Both parents have a legal obligation to support their minor children. The amount of support is based on combined monthly income of both parents, and the amount of gross support determined by the Child Support Guidelines. The parents are expected to pay the share of the gross support in proportion...Read more »
Been paying for over 20 years and she or children have received nothing not only that the children lived with me in Md I have school records. I have been labeled a dead beat dad and driver's license suspended forover25 years
The assumption based on the limited facts provided is that there was an order for child support issued in Maine at some point if time, and you did not pay. Eventually arrears accumulated and the amount owed was reduced to a monetary judgment. That judgment has likely been earning interest from...Read more »
Maryland Code, General Provisions, Section 1-401(b), provides:
An individual who has attained the age of 18 years and who is enrolled in secondary school has the right to receive support and maintenance from both of the individual's parents until the first to occur of the following...Read more »
You just stop paying. No court order is required. Support is due through completion of the requirements for graduation, not the graduation ceremony itself. Therefore, if they have met all requirements (completed school) by the end of May, and are out of school until the graduation ceremony in...Read more »
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