My taxes were applied to my child support arrears this year, as was my stimulus check of $2200. After those payments my arrears should have been paid off, but it's not showing up. I spoke with someone and only my state taxes have cleared, even though I filed my taxes at the end of January.... Read more »
These are discovery questions. They will help the attorney prepare their case. You should not ignore them simply because you do not understand them. If you fail to respond, the other attorney may file sanctions against you and ask the court to prevent you from entering evidence to prove your case...Read more »
Long story short the mother of the child didn’t know who the father was when she was pregnant and gave birth. She now has my significant other on child support and Denise him his rights to see his son. In a way it looks as if she doesn’t want the father to be part of the child’s life. She... Read more »
Whether or not he is on the birth certificate is irrelevant to his obligation to pay child support. If the child is his, he is legally obligated to support the child. If he would like a relationship with the child, he can file a custody matter where he asks for access. The mother cannot deny...Read more »
Yes, it is worth it. The court will impute income onto dad. That means that for calculation purposes, the court will calculate the guidelines as if he has a minimum wage job. Currently that is $11.00 depending on your county of residence. Some counties in MD have a higher minimum wage. So if you...Read more »
Two separate things. If you want access and are not getting it, you must file for it. You are entitled to some form access whether or not you are paying child support. On the other hand, paying child support does not guarantee a certain level access.
In the State of Maryland child support ends when the child turns 18 or graduates high school whichever is later. It does not continue because the child is attending college. Nor can he file for back support in Maryland. Support is only from the date of filing for it, not before that.
My ex wife and I have a signed Judgment of Absolute Divorce and now she treating to take down for child support and maybe full custody. We have a ordered of joint legal custody now and the original question with other orders in affect. I just want to know if she can file to change anything 2yrs... Read more »
The visitation schedule, child support, and legal custody can all be modified at any time upon one party filing a motion and supporting the change with evidence of a material change in circumstances from when the last court order was entered. If there was never a determination of the amount of...Read more »
Husband had child outside of our marriage. After that mess, we managed to still be together. Financially, I would not like any of my hard work /financial to be something the birth mother can use to her favor. My husband has 50/50 custody with child support obligations. If any motion is filed and... Read more »
Only your husband's income would count towards the child support obligation. You have no legal obligation to the child so you income cannot be considered for calculating the obligation.* His income is proved in ways other than tax returns. His W-2 shows only his income.
Husband had an affair while separated that resulted in child. While we managed to work things out, the baby mother has been quite bitter about the whole process. She threatens to sue me for child support. My husband shares 50/50 custody and pays child support. However, he recently lost his job and... Read more »
No, you have zero legal obligation to pay her child support. However, if your husband owes back child support, and you have joint financial accounts with your husband, you would be advised to remove your husband's name from the joint accounts, because his child's mother could have the...Read more »
Child support is awarded based on the number of overnights the child spends with each parent per year and the amount of combined income of both parents, and each parent's share of that combined income. It also takes into account the cost of health insurance, work-related daycare expenses and...Read more »
My ex-partner and I, we separated about 4 years due to her cheating on me. As a result of this, she got pregnant by the man who she cheated on me. She never told me about this infidelity until later I found some emails on her phone when she used to communicate with guy. The baby was born, and I... Read more »
You should file a complaint for paternity to establish you are not the father and/or respond the the complaint and deny everything under the defense that you are not the father. The court will order a DNA test and that should take care of the support issue. You might be able to ask the court to...Read more »
I am the custodial parent and receive child support from their father. He feels that because he pays support that I should buy clothes for the kids to keep at his house. I don't think I should be required to provide their basic necessities for his house. Am I required to provide all clothing... Read more »
To keep at his house, no. You should back a bag for the kids and that bag with all its contents should come back from each visit. If he wants clothes kept at his home, he should provide them. Child support is not enough to cover two sets of clothing for the kids plus provide for their other...Read more »
I receive $960/month in child support for both kids. Son will graduate high school 2021. Other child does not graduate until 2023. Will the child who will still receive support automatically receive half of $960 or the full amount of $960 or will the new payment be recalculated based on both... Read more »
No, it does not work that way. When there is one lump sum monthly support amount for multiple children, the parent paying the support must file a motion to reduce it once one child becomes emancipated. Until a court rules otherwise, support remains unchanged, although a judge in their discretion...Read more »
If both my parents die, I’d like to remain independent as I only have two years left till I leave for college. All the potential guardians my parents want are out of country and I don’t want that. Is there a way I could be responsible for myself and remain in the states via emancipation?
In theory, at age 15, a child who can prove that they can financially support themselves and manage on their own, can become emancipated. This is most common when there is substantial evidence of abuse or neglect at home, but appointment of a new guardian is the preference. However, an adult...Read more »
He lives in TN and order is for MD, he has never had arrears until COVID-19 (and might only be one month if that) he got a letter stating they want 60% of his paycheck and all 3 kids are listed. (one is 21 and the other 20) but the payment he was paying for all 3 is still the same for one kid. He... Read more »
My daughter has been an MD resident all of her life (MD support order). I'm a NY resident. Can i file for termination through NY support processing center or do I have to file a petition with MD courts? If so, do i have to be there and what documents need to be filed?
You do not state the basis for the termination of child support. Unless stated otherwise, support terminates on the child's 18th birthday or upon completion of high school if they are actively enrolled in high school past their 18th birthday (but not past their 19th birthday). You do not...Read more »
While generally the statute of limitations is three years to sue for non-payment of a debt, with child support you are dealing with a court judgment or order, and in theory, the payee parent could attempt to enforce the child support award for up to 12 years (although the 12 year limitations really...Read more »
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