I have a multi family child support case. I was ordered to pay 20% of my income for my youngest child. I asked for consideration of my other kids hearing master said I had to show proof of child support payments. How am I supposed to show proof if they are in my custody? I asked to show me proof... Read more »
answered on Dec 15, 2022
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In general terms, multiple orders of child support are not enough to offset one another. Typically, an order of support must be actually paid to count as a deduction against another order... Read more »
1. I appeared at Contempt of Court Hearing regarding Child Support but never filed an Entry of Appearance
2. Plaintiff was not present, I objected, it was overruled
3. Judge stated on the public record that the court adheres to all the laws of the Federal Constitution and the... Read more »
answered on Nov 22, 2022
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This question leaves some unanswered question one of which is who is the obligee. Is the obligee the custodial parent or is it the government who obtained an assignment of the obligation. The impression from this narrative is... Read more »
I live in the state of Pa. I've been married to my husband for 6 years. My son's (7yo), bio father has recently stopped paying child support that we cordially agreed on after only paying for a year. I want to go through court and get it court ordered. But does my husband's income... Read more »
answered on Nov 6, 2022
Pennsylvania law has long provided that a child support award is determined based upon the income of individuals who owe a duty of support to the child (the parents of the child). However, the Pennsylvania Superior Court deviated from that analysis, and considered the income of a parent’s new... Read more »
Mother has full custody, my rights were involuntary terminated and the child was entering a new family unit with a family member who desired to adopted the child.
answered on Oct 19, 2022
If your parental rights were actually terminated in an Orphans Court proceeding, then you are no longer legally the child's father and would not be responsible for child support after the parental rights termination. You would still be responsible for paying any arrears owed in support prior... Read more »
The child support formula being paid is mathematically impossible to pay. Living on a fixed income, “life” happens (unexpected vet/medical bills, etc.) and ex is very litigious, which requires retaining and paying lawyers constantly.
On a fixed income, it is impossible to pay off new... Read more »
answered on Oct 15, 2022
First you need to understand that the PA Support Guidelines do not take into account the multiple issues you raise. Your housing costs, credit card bills, unexpected expenses, etc. are generally not relevant. You may be able to convince a hearing officer/judge to deviate from the Guidelines but... Read more »
I am pregnant with my first child and ended things with the father. I asked if we could come to an agreement between the two of us vs going to courts and he is now threatening to go for custody. He cannot take care of himself, he does not support himself. He lives at home with his parents and blows... Read more »
answered on Sep 14, 2022
No, you cannot file for custody until after the baby is born. You're lucky that his mother is supportive of you. She can be your greatest ally if you make sure that she sees her new grandbaby. I suggest that you consult with a local family law attorney for guidance.
Hi, We are senior grandparents to a drug dependent daughter and a father of our three grandchildren ages 5, 8, and 11. Youth service will not allow the children to be with their parents unsupervised. The children live with us and are cared for by us. Being both seniors we are on a fixed income... Read more »
answered on May 19, 2022
You can file a child support complaint against both parents. It might be helpful to you to first discuss the matter with an experienced family law attorney in your county, who can explain the process to you but, in the end, this is a case you can pursue on your own if need be.
Shes $3000 in arrears. I signed him up for cyber school but shes trying to take him back so she doesnt have to pay. She even went and signed him up for another school near her. Can she do this??
answered on Aug 11, 2021
The order stating the mom has custody is valid and in force until the court issues a new order. It is likely the mom can take the child. You can file a motion/petition to change the custody.
He is on disability, which is why his child support is only $50/month. at that rate we will all be dead before he makes even a dent in the $25,000. He has just inherited a sizable amount of money, so can I sue him for the back support? He and his wife/girlfriend have done everything that they can... Read more »
answered on Jul 30, 2021
Look to modify the previous agreement to reflect his new asset. As to a lien, I would imagine the state Child Support Enforcement Division would be able to tell you that.
I don't drive and would have to Uber, costing me $60 each way twice a month. I have full custody of our 4 year old and he gets him every other weekend.
answered on Feb 23, 2021
See if he'll pay for your uber. If he has a vehicle I see a court saying you are right. But maybe if you had an attorney who got you the full custody, speak with them.
answered on Jan 17, 2021
While I'm not familiar with the actual term, it seems pretty clear that the amount of arrears that he owes on the support order has either reached zero or is at least below the amount which would subject any federal income tax refund he is entitled to receive from being intercepted to pay the... Read more »
I was told $276 a week but agreed on $200 but I'm still struggling to support my son how soon can I go back to request the full amount
answered on Jan 16, 2021
You can go back to ask for more based on the support guidelines. There's no time frame before which you can't file but I would expect that you would have waited at least a month or more
The judge has ordered me to pay my ex girlfriends attorney directly . Not through the clerk of courts but to the attorney directly. I don't understand how I am responsible for his fees
answered on Jan 16, 2021
If the judge ordered you to pay, then you pay. Always do what a judge orders you to do. I can't guess why the judge ordered you to pay her attorney, but I would imagine the judge said why when the order was entered.,
My parents from the ages of 3-10 would basically let my brother abuse me. My dad started in 3rd grade and he didn't lay his hands on me much but he would every now and then. My dad as long as I could remember would take out his anger on me. Recently my dad hit me and attacked and then chased... Read more »
answered on Dec 4, 2020
Foremost, stay in touch with your therapist. You need a safe-harbor to speak freely about your emotions and feelings. As for emancipation, there are several legal requirements that you must meet, starting with being 16 years old. I recommend you seek legal services if you are intent on pursuing,... Read more »
answered on Oct 22, 2020
Speak to an attorney and have them enforce the relevant court order(s).
He has outstanding support obligations and is in arrears for two children. If he filed for divorce and I have answered the complaint, at what point can it go into default?
answered on Jun 27, 2020
Cases usually don't go into default. Upon occasion they may be terminated due to inactivity.
For owing that amount
answered on Jun 27, 2020
Yes. If you start paying them off now, the likelihood of receiving a six month sentence is less, but I suggest that you make substantial payments, not ones of $10 a month. The courts like to see that someone is making the effort to satisfy their arrears.
Since the virus has been going around its been hard to find a job.
answered on Jun 23, 2020
Tell them exactly that - you don't have any. Be able to provide solid evidnece that you've been looking for work. Also, why aren't you receiving unemployment compensation? Don't try to answer me but that may be something they'll be interested in knowing.
Paid arrears for 17 years for being approx 1 month behind. CP filed in March, court date and agreement reached in April of 2003. Case just closed but I don't believe I should have been paying arrears for that long. Can I get full History of payments?
answered on Jun 23, 2020
Sure. Contract the county Domestic Relations Office which handled the case and ask what they need you to do in order to obtain an accounting of your payments. You may have to email them. It's hard to tell you what the process will be because it's likely their procedures have been... Read more »
We're not married. We both live in cumberland county PA.
My daughter's mom and I split up but we are spending the same amount of time taking care of our daughter (3.5 days with me and 3.5 days with her mom)
We both have the same gross income (She get paid just a dollar... Read more »
answered on Jun 18, 2020
Since you're paying for your daughter's health insurance, you've got 50/50 time and the parent's incomes are the same, you probably shouldn't be paying ANY child support to your daughter' mother. In addition, you could probably negotiate alternating who gets to claim... Read more »
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