We were at a motion to change child support that I filed. I emailed 3 paychecks to friend of court. They lied about what’s on the paychecks. I’m calling Monday to get a transcript of the court proceedings also for evidence.
To change support, you need to meet a threshold for a change: generally, the new guideline amount would need to differ by more than $50 or 10%. So the issue you are facing is not so much the FOC worker testified to a differing amount on the checks; the issue is whether they properly calculated a...View More
Father may go to set up place out of state and wants child taken care of while he makes sure about living arrangements and work. Childs mom is only allowed supervised visits if father agrees 1×/week. Mother is not a child in an adults body. We want to make sure that the mom cannot take custody of... View More
What you are describing can either be accomplished through a delegation of parental authority (power of attorney) or through limited guardianship. A limited guardianship will take longer and will cost more, but offers Court oversight and protection if mom were to become an issue. A delegation of...View More
In Michigan, the age of majority is 18, which means that individuals are considered legal adults at that age. However, the situation may vary depending on the specific circumstances and the family's legal arrangements.
If your 17-year-old grandchild moved in with you with the consent...View More
I have guardianship of my grandson and there isn't a father listed on his birth certificate but there is on the guardianship paper work. Will they go after this person for child support or will they try to establish paternity first?
This is a follow up question to a question I asked... View More
Been threatening to take my son away and leave with him to India so his parents can raise him. My son has never met them people yet my question is IS THIS POSSIBLE CAN YOU TAKE MY SON WITHOUT MY PERMISSION? 2nd question is IF I DIVORCE HIM WILL HE HAVE TO GIVE ME SPOUSAL SUPPORT &CHILD SUPPORT?... View More
I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you are facing. To answer your questions:
Generally, a parent cannot take a child out of the country without the other parent's permission, especially if there is a custody agreement in place. If your husband takes your son to India...View More
He’s Been threatening to take my son to India for his family can raise him,I now think he used me for a green card can he get deported if we divorce??my question is Is this possible for him to steal my son without my permission? 2nd question is If i divorce him will he have to give me spousal... View More
I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties you're facing. To answer your first question, if both parents have legal custody of a child, it is generally not permissible for one parent to take the child out of the country without the other parent's permission. If your husband were to...View More
At the time i was just his girlfriend and his sons monther started a bunch of drama and i retaliated in text so then she accused me of hitting her son and she told them how me and his father were always fighting and breaking up they believed her. The text she showed in court where only of my... View More
"They" are not doing anything. The child's mother made an accusation that FOC substantiated, creating this order. You being engaged does nothing; being married might help. But your relationship status has nothing to do with what the judge will find pertinent to changing this....View More
My girlfriend may be about to start a custody battle with her kids’ father. He is most likely going to try to get 50/50 custody. He is $5000 behind on child support. He has no drivers license, yet still drives with the children. He will try to lie and say things are different than they are. He... View More
Sure is! Respond, appropriately, to his allegations. If he's filing, you will receive his allegations in writing; you may file a written response to them. In court, you will also have an opportunity to respond to any allegations made.
The judge's job is to assess credibility. Some...View More
my girlfriend has two children. right now, the arrangement is that she has the kids Monday to Friday, they go with their dad Friday night till Sunday night. he is about $5,000 behind on child support. his driver's license is suspended (he still drives even with the children). he says he... View More
Whether he has a leg to stand on is to be determined. The person asking for a change has the burden to prove it. From what you describe, I'm not seeing much reason to change this. That does not mean he won't try.
I have been paying back child support out of my SSI for five years of $480 a month I tried to live on $660 a month but cant so I got a job to supplement my income now MI is going take the same amount out of my check from the new job. Both children are grown and dont live at home with their mother.... View More
Yes they can. The back child support does not go away just because a child becomes an adult. The state will continue collecting until it's all paid back, waived, or you pass away with no assets to collect (they do even take from a deceased person's estate).
I understand where you're coming from. Unfortunately the law does not work that way. Child support doesn't kick in until there is 1) a request (either by the state of either parent), and 2) an order. You (or the father) not pursuing child support for the last six years was your agreement...View More
My Canadian kid turns 18 and graduate in June. Her mom wants 5 more years of child sup for her through college she said. Im in Michigan. We were never married and she doesn’t have a case established with the Friend of Court. Originally we had a formal meeting and settled out of court in Canada.... View More
I would think Michigan does not have jurisdiction if your child resides in Canada. The mom can file here - nothing you can do to prevent it - but I would think your argument would be lack of jurisdiction.
Custody order does state dad's responsible for 50% of these. I didn't know I owed the hospital $20,000 until recently and FOC only enforces health care cost reimbursement if bills are less than a year old. Bills are 3 years old. Can I still get help paying these and if so how?
More likely, referee will simply review the CPS and criminal investigation reports, and may contact those agencies for a status update. Judges and referees are not police or investigators so they are not going to be contacting witnesses directly.
How or why your daughter would qualify for Florida's insurance is a major factor here. In general, if state assistance is provided for a child, there will be a child support order initiated and enforced by the state.
I have full custody of my son and have been raising him on my own for the last 9 years. His father owes over $19,000 in child support because he refuses to pay it. He works for a company named Rim and makes decent money but he gets paid cash under the table so that they can't garnish it. Is... View More
The fact that he is behind $19,000 suggests there is a child support order out there. Eventually, the friend of the court will take enforcement action, which could include referring the matter to the attorney general's office for criminal charges of non-support.
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