I am in Pontiac, Michigan. I’ve been arrested, had arraignment, posted a $5,000 cash bond and have a PCC next week. I’m trying to figure out if I will have options to make a “purge” payment or set up payment plan, set up wage garnishment or any other options to help keep me from going to... Read more »
Talk with your attorney (you should have been appointed one, and you can always hire one of your own choosing). Without knowing your history, and what your judge tends to view these matters, it's impossible to say what will happen. For sure jail is an option. But I've seen several times where...Read more »
Child support is calculated not only on the amount of time each parent has the child (more specifically, the number of overnights), but also the disparity of income between the two parents. Child support does not "grow" with the child.
Unless either of your incomes substantially change, or...Read more »
He didn't know that the child was born or when, never signed a birth certificate, he knew nothing of her until she was 2 1/2 and the mom reached out to him wanting him in the girls life and wanting no money. she didn't get what she was hoping out of the situation so she pulled the little girl from... Read more »
I am currently wanting to leave my husband due to physical, mental, and emotional abuse. We have two children together one that is 16 months and the other that is 2 months. He didn't sign the birth certificate for the 16 month old when she was born and we were not married when I had her. We were... Read more »
The 2-month old's paternity is clear: he or she was born during the marriage and so your husband is by default the father whether he acknowledges it or not. The paternity of your oldest child is less clear, and you may eventually need a court ordered DNA test if your husband challenges paternity....Read more »
My ex wife and I share 50/50 custody, however I pay child support because I was making more than her at the time of our divorce. We have been divorced one year. Is it too early to request a review for a child support modification? I reside in Michigan
The threshold for a modification is whether any change of circumstance would change the support amount by more than $50 or 10%. The state offers a free online child support calculator that you can input your numbers to see if you would meet the criteria.
With the child or the mother how to solve my question as to can she come after me if I want nothing to do with her or the child am I'm gonna have to pay child support down the road I don't want nothin to do with her or the child
I was making $15hr and moved to Texas currently making 12hr, I'm forced to work all my off days as overtime just to pay the obligation and rent with barely any money left after, not to mention it takes a toll on my body not having any off days, I get my children for the summer court ordered and... Read more »
10,500 dollars in arrears, I filed for felony non support it was granted, two counts of non support with a bench warrant out for arrest las t week, but the FOC has a date for a show cause hearing, in May which case has precedence now, the foc hasn’t done anything as far as making him make any... Read more »
Child support enforcement is almost exclusively in the Friend of the Court's hands. In other words, you do not get to determine the "how" and "when" things happen. Each Friend of the Court office has internal policies regarding enforcement actions.
Is there any action I could take to get the amount that added up while incarcerated removed? I was never given a fair opportunity to pay. The person I’m talking to said I would have had to call to inform them that I was incarcerated, my biggest question was how, I did not have access to a free... Read more »
The obligation to inform the Friend of the Court is with you. It does not matter that they found out through other means. Technically, the notice you're required to provide indicates that not only are you incarcerated, but that you also have no ability to pay. While rare, there are people...Read more »
That is not identity theft. The mother identified you as the father. Identity theft would be if she identified a man as the father, and that man went to court saying that he was you and provided them with all your information.
Under your set of facts (e.g. no state funds involved), a judge would likely go along with the settlement agreement. Judges, though, have an obligation to ensure that even an agreement is fair and equitable to both sides. It sounds like yours is.
The obligation to financially support a child is independent of the right to have a parental relationship with the child through custody and parenting time. Child support is quite bluntly, a formula; you plug in some numbers and out comes a payment amount. All things being equal, the best, most...Read more »
The Biological father moved out of state. If he comes back would he be ordered to support from the child's birth? State assistance was used for my son's prenatal and birth care. I am looking at getting married and doing a step parent adoption. I believe I would have to given him legal rights then... Read more »
By your question, I assume you believe this person is the father of a child. First step is to file a paternity case in the county you live in indicating that you believe this person is the biological father. He will then have the opportunity to affirm or deny that allegation. If he denies it, the...Read more »
If the Friend of Court is already accounting for your arrearages in the amount they are taking from your paycheck, then I think you'll be okay opening an account. Just know that at anytime, they could garnish it when you don't pay as agreed.
I have sole legal and physical custody and her father has zero overnights. My pay was increased as well. So I’m wondering if it’s beneficial for me to go back to court to have at the very least, the child care adjusted as it has almost tripled. I am afraid if I try to change the support order I... Read more »
You rightly identified the Catch 22 here. It wouldn't hurt for you to run the numbers of the online child support calculator to see how things might change just to be sure. But as you appear to realize, when you ask to recalculate support, it can go up or down.
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