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.
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?
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 »
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 »
We have 50/50 custody of my stepson and also take care of my husbands elderly mother. She is considered high risk. Today we found out that my husbands ex has not been practicing social distancing and has been letting their son play with children closely. Talks in the house have been it might not... Read more »
If there's no court order, there aren't any "official" rules by which to play -- at least right now. He has two recourses: (1) work it out informally, just like he always has, or (2) file a Complaint for Custody and let the court sort everything out.
Do I need to send the Plaintiff a copy of the filled out modification form, Criminal History form, Blank Criminal History forms, and a copy of the order? Do I need to have her signature upon delivery of the documents? When I send in my copy to the Prothonotary I send all of the above plus the $100... Read more »
Each Pennsylvania county has their own local requirements (esp. for the filing fee). I suggest you directly contact the Prothonotary's Office for the county in which you wish to file. Sometimes there's a court website that more-or-less walks you through the filing steps as well, if...Read more »
Not likely. You should have filed while you had custody of him. The PA support rules do not allow retroactivity of support orders beyond the date of filing for support. If you failed to file for support because you didn't want her trying to come back into your son's life or if you...Read more »
He's trying to take me for support when I barely make any money or none at all ( Caregiver). He makes more than I do, He's trying to go after my husband ( not the father to the 2 children I have with him) because he's the one that makes the money. Will he win the support case? I have... Read more »
Child support goes by a parent's "earning capacity," not necessarily his/her "income." If a parent isn't working -- and doesn't have a good reason for not working -- an earning capacity could be imputed/assigned to the non-working parent for purposes of a child...Read more »
I understand that most courts are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but I have an upcoming child support case that no one has contacted me about to let me know if it has been canceled or postponed or rescheduled and I’m nervous about not showing up because I don’t wanna get in trouble or... Read more »
You should call your lawyer. If you don't have one call the Court. From the Court notices it looks like no trials or hearings in May or June, but you need to find out if your particular hearing is the type that is postponed. If you speak to someone make a note of who you talk to , the time,...Read more »
Generally, there is negotiation with all the lienholders. Child Support is a priority, and if they are not in agreement there can be no settlement (unless the amount of their claim is less than the amount that the other side has agreed to pay). I suggest you speak with your lawyer to see how...Read more »
Sure. Don't forget that, if you're receiving unemployment compensation, that will count as income. Assuming that your local Domestic Relations Office is closed to the public, you'll have to try to do it online. Try this link...Read more »
There are 3 children 14, 16, and 18. I was told by my attorney that the child support would remain the same amount even after the eldest child turned 18. I do not understand why my child support would not lower after graduation of the 18 year old. She is not attending any schooling after graduation.
You are entitled to obtain a second opinion about this issue, but you're to have to do it by way of an actual consultation with an attorney. During this shut-down, many attorneys are offering telephone and even video consultations. Often child comes off the order, the parents' financial...Read more »
We share 50/50 custody, and he makes significantly more money than me. At the time, I just wanted the divorce to be over, and I didn’t educate myself about child support. But after more than a year of supporting myself and my 3 kids, money is kind of tight, and I want to know if I can file for... Read more »
This should be posted in PA section not NY. In NY support can only be ordered from the date of filing of an application for child support forward. I would expect that in PA it would be the same but repost in PA section.
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