I will now have shared physical custody instead of partial. I work and sons father doesn’t. Can what I was paying with partial custody be decreased now that I will have my child 50/50? Dad can, but chooses not to work. Is this okay? Can they ask him why he’s unable to work? Should I pay the... Read more »
Your order may decrease but it's all dependent n your relative incomes. You should consult in person with an experienced family law attorney in your area to discuss the best way to present the case in regard to the father's alleged inability to work.
Checks for one of our two children since 2017. Now suddenly July of this year I stopped receiving payments all together. I've verified he's still working. I can't get in touch with anyone feom family court's division. Any and all help is greatly appreciated thank you everyone in advance
My ex-husband only pays $600 a month for 3 kids. (Which is low to start with because I already agreed to a lower amount twice) He quit his job to start his own business and now after 1 month he wants to lower his child support saying he isn't bringing in enough money. Can he? (Pennsylvania)
My ex husband is taking me back to try to get his support lowered since my son started kindergarten. If it gets lowered does the lower amount go into effect after mediation or does it go back to the day he filed? Will I get a lower amount until he gets paid back what he's paid since his initial... Read more »
Usually the modification is effective the date the petition was filed but if the circumstances resulting in the modification occurred after the filing date then it's likely the order wouldn't be effective until that later date. Often the payments toward the prior order may be used to reduce any...Read more »
I am currently married but recently separated. The mother of my 3 children (ages 10, 12, and 14) moved out in May to her parents house. We recently went to child support mediation where she was asking for $2390 a month; my monthly income is $3800, which will not allow me to even afford my... Read more »
Her unemployment compensation should have been taken into account. Check the bottom left side of the order where the respective incomes of the parties are shown. If it shows zero for her then you should consider seriously appealing to a judge but be careful not to miss the appeal period . That's...Read more »
Is there a law that says the spouse who was in the wrong can still get child support knowing what they did was wrong. Also my children were involved with the other person. My kids were told to keep him secret from me . He is currently living with her. Is she due child support or can I fight it.
I filed for support 14 years ago and finally started receiving it this year, but they will only back date it for 1 year because that's the only time they can prove he worked.. so can I obtain a lawyer and sue him for the other 13 years? He was sending the domestics mail back to them and dodging... Read more »
I suggest that you run the whole scenario by a local attorney experienced in family law. The reality is that , if you can't prove he had income or that he had an earning capacity in those past years, there's not much likelihood that a support order will be entered for that time period. However,...Read more »
She has been in an out of jail since their birth only 2 years ago she came into their lives there 9 now so we went to court they immediately gave her 50-50 even being absent for so long. It’s been a battle she is well known in the courts but how addicts are viewed now is different than 10 years... Read more »
Retail theft is not one of the crimes that the custody court is expected to consider when making a custody determination. I wouldn't think that you can have the support stopped based on these charges either. Obviously you're very frustrated with the court system but these arrests are not likely the...Read more »
He failed 7th grade. Turned 18 in March of his 11th grade. He nearly failed again, was to attend summer school but did not. He is now a senior and will be 19 in March 2020. When can father petition to stop paying support?
He can but it's hard to say more since it's not known what level of the court system his hearing was in. If he was before a master and appeals to a judge, he always runs the risk of obtaining a less favorable decision. If the hearing was before a judge, the cost of appealing to Superier Court far...Read more »
Take your case back to court and hope that you can successfully demonstrate that your efforts to find employment have been serious and persistent. Or you can obtain employment outside of your field and also show the court that you couldn't obtain work in the field you used to be employed in, but at...Read more »
Quitting a job without good cause does not usually work in favor of that person. The trick will be for the dad to demonstrate that she quit without good cause. He should consult with an experienced family law attorney to determine what his strategy should be.
I live in Pennsylvania and I pay premiums for life insurance on myself. The sole beneficiaries are the custodial parent's children. Can I request a modification to the support order to deduct the life insurance payments I make from the monthly child support payments I make to the custodial parent?... Read more »
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