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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for California on
Q: Ex ordered to pay half our son’s unreimbursed medical expenses. He took off; no idea whereabouts. Next step?

He pays monthly child support; deducted from paycheck. I found him on Facebook and sent him copy of son’s hospital bill; been 35 days and zero response. Is he in Contempt of Court? What are my next steps? Thank you!

Johnathan Tracy Ball Esq.
Johnathan Tracy Ball Esq. answered on Sep 14, 2019

If the insurance is State funded, you can contact the Attorney General to enforce the Court Order. Otherwise, you need to hire a lawyer to file a Motion to Enforce the Child Support Order. He can be served out of State with the Motion to Enforce. Eventually, the Court could hold him in contempt.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My parents cared for our child for the first 7 years of her life. physically and financially. During this period my and

myself were dealing with our own demons, but now she is wanting back support. is this legal and how would i overcome it in the court system of Georgia?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 14, 2019

You need to discuss your case with an attorney in order to get specific advice about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: If my child's father refuses to pay for half of our child's living expenses am I able to sue him for the amount he owes?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 14, 2019

Yes, in general. It's called child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can I collect child support from a parent that fled to Puerto Rico?

I'm in Florida with a Florida support order. My ex fled to Puerto Rico to avoid garnishment, he is currently $100,000 in past support due. I've been looking for him for over 10 years and just found out he's back in Puerto Rico due to them garnishing his wages, suspending his license and... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 14, 2019

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: I don't know how it works but I'm on my 4th dui. My 1st was when I was 16 and was charged underage. I haven't done jail
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 14, 2019

You are charged with a serious Felony. Hire a competent attorney immediately. You may be able to attack the earlier convictions, so that sentencing will not be a Felony. Obviously you need to get ready for a Preliminary Hearing and possibly later, Trial. If the State does not agree to a 2nd or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Massachusetts on
Q: I have 2 children, one of which just moved in with me. I live out of state. How can I file a child support modificati

Both parents mutually agreed that our 16 year old would move to New York and enroll in schooling. We cannot agree on a modification of support. Is there a way to have the support (and custody) modified without having to appear in court or hire a lawyer? The process seems fairly straight forward... Read more »

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa answered on Sep 13, 2019

There should be a Joint Modification Petition and Agreement and Financial Statements of both parties and if the MDOR is involved they need to be notified as well. You can go on the state website for the forms. Child support should be under the child support guidelines which are driven by the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How is child support calculated for instance my income is 1200.00 a month in the custody parent my ex makes 2500.00
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2019

That isn't enough information. In order to calculate child support, you need both parties' incomes, day care costs, education costs, medical costs, insurance costs, deviations if either party has additional children or support obligations, sports costs, extracurricular costs, tutoring, etc.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My husband has been paying child support for his daughter regularly for over 9 years.

We have never had any contact with the child at the request of her mother. She also requested 5 years ago that my husband allow her husband to adopt because he is the only father she knows. He agreed it was in her best interest and we never heard anything else about it. Recently within the last... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 13, 2019

Child support terminates upon adoption. They are refunding you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can the state legally garish my wages without a court order to do so?

I’ve been paying my wife court ordered child support since March 2019. I haven’t missed one payment and she just now decided to go through the state and let them take care of it. I received a notice in the mail for a redirection of child support from the state. They stated that I failed to pay... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

Garnishment only should have been possible if you fell behind. Make a chart showing every payment you made and print every cancelled check. Then hire a. child support attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: A girl I dated a few years ago for a short time just messaged me on Facebook saying that she had my child.

I dated this girl for only a few weeks. She showed her true colors an i quickly realized I didn’t want a relationship with her so we parted ways. This has been about 3 years ago. An we haven’t seen or talked to each other since. Today I get a Facebook message from her saying that she will see... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

I would recommend you get off facebook and wait until you get served. Then hire an attorney immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: How do I file for court ordered child support arrears in Louisiana?

My ex husband owes me $1500 a month in child support arrears from September 2017 until February 2019 when I had to give custody to my mom bc I couldn’t take care of him without support.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

Hire a private attorney or call Support Enforcement at the D.A.'s office.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have been paying child support past the age of 18..she is 24 years old an their trying to hold me responsible for $16

$16000.00 dollars

Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 12, 2019

It sounds like you have unpaid support, or arrears, that you're expected to pay off. If you're confused, you should be able to obtain an answer from Domestic Relations.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: If there is no formal custody agreement, do both parents have the same rights to a child?

There is no court-ordered custody agreement but the father does pay child support and the child is with the mother more than 50 percent of the time. Does the father still have the same custodial rights as the mother?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 12, 2019

Yes, until someone goes to court and gets a custody judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: I'll move to MA and daughter is 14yo, Ex said I have to leave daughter with him or not pay child support, Is this right?
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 12, 2019

Assuming that there is a current court order on timesharing, you must go to court in order to move to another state. As part of the modification child support will be recalculated. You will need to show the court that the move is in the best interests of the child.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Puerto Rico on
Q: Who has Jurisdiction of the child support case if the father of my son and my son lives in Philadelphia and I moved to

Puerto Rico, but the father was the one to submit the peticion requesting child support?

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Sep 12, 2019

Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The jurisdiction belongs to the Court that issued the child support order or has a pending case where the child is a resident. If an order to pay child support has been issued then that issuing Court will have continual and exclusive jurisdiction on said matter... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My ex husband pays me child support. 97.00 a week to be exact (which is nothing). He keeps telling our daughter to tell

Me to send my daughter with the child support money when she goes with him on the weekend. Is this legal ??? Am I missing something ?

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Sep 12, 2019

This is ridiculous. Your child should not be getting harassed by her father about child support. He has no right to get the child support back. Ask him in writing to stop doing this. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Hi..... I live in FL. I have 2 children with my ex. She moved to NY without my consent.

I pay child support & what I have left is little for She does not allow me to talk to my children. She has me blocked on phone and video chatting. What do I need to do to get my kids back.

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 11, 2019

You do not say whether you have a court order regarding timesharing. If you do then you need to return to the court that issued the timesharing order and seek enforcement.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: I applied for child support in Feb 2019 but my hearing isn't until Dec 2019. Will I be paid from the time I applied?

I knew it would take a little longer because I live in Florida and the father lives in California but I didn't expect it to take 10 months to get a hearing.

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 11, 2019

You should get child support from the day that you filed with the court. Under certain circumstances the court can also look back two years.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: How can I ensure a non custodial parent does not get visitation rights. They have a past with family violence.
Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Sep 11, 2019

You will need to petition the court with your request. Have your evidence spelled out then contact an attorney in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: We are just starting the divorce proceedings. My son, 11, wants to stay with me in KY. His mom is in another state.

His mom filed for over $500 a month in child support and stated our assets are over $150,000 in the home. She claims only $500/mth income but she also gets disability. (1) can she get child support when he is living with me? (2) She's asking for an large amount for the home. Can she force me to pay... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 10, 2019

If the child is here with you in Kentucky, you can file here in Kentucky. None of the things she told you are true but you need to hire an attorney and file quickly.

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