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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: sons father is behind 2800 on his support hasnt talked to him in 7 months and lives in Georgia does he still have rights

also can he take him to Georgia if i am not comfortable with my son being around his new family because i havent met them and we dont have a custody agreement established

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 24, 2020

Yes. Father still has rights. No. You do not have to let him go to Georgia absent a court order to do so. No custody agreement = no obligation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: can a closed South Dakota child support case be reopened in South Dakota when neither parents no longer reside in the st

The custodial parent closed the case in May 2017, left the state of SD at that time with no notification to the court of the relocation. The non-custodial parent was incarcerated at the time the order was initiated 2016 and was not released until 2017 and immediately paroled to Omaha, NE.... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 24, 2020

If it is a South Dakota case, the person inquiring needs to speak with an attorney licensed in South Dakota. If this was a Nebraska case, the party would likely be able to reopen enforcement of unpaid judgment established by a court order for child support.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: I already have a child support order set. Does it need to be redone once we file for divorce?

We have child support set. But the divorce papers are asking us to refill out all that information

Vanessa Jean Gorden
Vanessa Jean Gorden answered on Feb 24, 2020

If you already have a child support case through the courts that case needs to be listed/identified in the divorce filings so the Court is aware of it. It generally makes the most sense for clarity and future modification needs to have both custody/parenting time and child support ordered under the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My stepson is 18 and has not spoken or seen his father or I in 6 months. What are our rights?

He is 18, but my husband is paying child support until he is 20 as long as he is a full-time student. We are trying to rekindle the relationship, but so far it has gone nowhere and his mother is not helping. He is in high school for the next few months and are confident that he will finish. My... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 24, 2020

Normally, the child support stops after high school if the child is already 18, so the support should end, but you should show your paperwork to an attorney who can give you advise. As the child is 18, he is an adult and is free to decide for himself whether he wants to have a relationship with... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can I charge the father of my grandchild rent as I will be housing his child after abandoning my daughter

My daughter is currently finishing her degree and has not worked so my husband and I will be helping her raise the child

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Feb 24, 2020

You can charge him rent if he is living in your house but you say he has abandoned the mother. If that is the case then the mother needs to pursue child support from the father, which she can share with you for expenses.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: If my 17 yr old son gets someone pregnant do I have to pay for the baby? She will be 18 in May. Muskingum county

They have been talking about wanting a baby I have done everything I can to keep them apart. But he sneaks out. If they get pregnant do I have to pay support for the baby? She will be 18 in May 2020 and he will be 18 in September 2020.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 24, 2020

Unless she is pregnant already, the baby would be born after both are 18, and no longer minors. She would pay medical expenses for the delivery, then she can file for him to pay child support until the child reaches age 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: I will be 18 in about two weeks, my mom is mentally, emotionally & physically abusive. Can I leave legally w/o her know

I have a family who would be willing to let me live with them bc they have known the long history of her abuse, and have encouraged me to leave. I graduate from High school in 3 months, is his even realistic for me to do? Can I do this legally and how can I keep her from bothering me or trying to... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 24, 2020

Talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about your situation. When you are 18, you are no longer a minor. If you leave, will you still have health insurance, car insurance, other support?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Will child support take my taxes in Indiana
John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr. answered on Feb 24, 2020

Based on your question the State of Indiana does do tax intercepts.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Maryland on
Q: What steps do I take to terminate support after my son graduates in May?

Current on support for my 18 year old son (turned 18 Jan 2020). What steps do I take once he graduates from High School in May 2020? Does the High School provide graduation proof? Is there anything I have to submit?

Elizabeth Pugliese
Elizabeth Pugliese answered on Feb 24, 2020

You must file to terminate. The school is not tracking who has child support orders ending. Child support enforcement is not tracking who is turning 18 and/or graduating.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Is indiana a mothers state ?

I also need to know about if their breast fed when will fathers get child ?

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Feb 24, 2020

In Indiana both parents are to have equal standing before a court when it is making determinations on child custody. The primary determining factor for custody decisions is what is in the best interests of the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can I get my child support stopped it my child has quit school and gotten his GED ?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 24, 2020

Not unless he's 18.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: My ex is trying to buy weed to set up another person so he gains custody is this illegal

I have a text message with him stating he is doing this

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 23, 2020

Is it legal for him to buy weed? Not the last time I checked, no.

What do you mean "set up another person"? Plant it on the other person, or sell it to that person? Of course not. But if the other person (the mother of his children, perhaps?) is caught with it perhaps your text message...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Puerto Rico on
Q: Does ASUME in PR deviate from guidelines when noncustodial parent has other biological children or other CS obligations?

I read that many states do deviate from guidelines when NCP has other children to care for or other support orders (for children not on case). Does ASUME deviate or consider the other children as an expense or credit?

Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte answered on Feb 23, 2020

Hello and thank you for using Justia. Yes local law does allow crédits for other child support Court Órdenes, children under your care in addition to various other crédits.

If you need additional information please feel free to contact me directly.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New York on
Q: Can the custodial parent file a new child support order in NY if the original order was issued in PA and has ended?

My PA support order originally covered both of my daughters but my eldest turned 18 in 2018, at which time she was no longer covered under PA law. Both myself and my ex, along with my youngest daughter all now reside in NY. The order was never transferred from PA to NY, but was modified in 2018... Read more »

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Feb 23, 2020

Since you now all reside in NY, NY is the home state for all purposes and your ex can file for child support in NY to run until 21.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for New York on
Q: Would my daughter's mothers new husbands wages play a part in our child support case?

She just found out that I'm getting a raise soon and told me she wanted more cs. Meanwhile her new husband makes twice as much as I do.

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Feb 23, 2020

Short answer is no.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Looking for a divorce lawyer I am a stay at home mom with 3 kids and am looki g for a lawyer that offers pro bono servic
Sara B Cohen
Sara B Cohen answered on Feb 23, 2020

You may want to consider contacting one of the bar associations in New Jersey (such as the Mercer County Bar Association). Depending on your specific circumstances, that organization may be able to connect you to a lawyer who offers discounted legal services.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: How should child support be calculated if the child is also receiving SSDI?
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Feb 23, 2020

SSDI is a credit in the calculation. You should consult with a local family law attorney who can do the calculation for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Can a mother put son in counseling without father's consent and use counselor in court without father being notified

Of court proceedings or served with any paperwork to force supervised visits and family counseling? Only a picture of certain pages of proceedings sent to father after court date.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 22, 2020

Many more facts are needed to answer your question. Consult a competent family law attorney in your area to review the entire case file.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: My husband was in a coma, they mother terminated his rights, why is he just now paying child support? He is not behind!

He was in a coma when his daughter was 8yrs old. His daughter was then adopted out. Why are we still having to pay child support if we are not behind on any payment? What can we do?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 22, 2020

Hire an attorney to look into this immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Can I get my child support lowered?

If my ex and mother to my children, moves into her grandparents house (with her grandparents) and now has no bills other than car insurance, can I get my child support lowered? I pay $580 a month and I feel as if that is a bit much if she will no longer have any responsibilities other than food and... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 22, 2020

Not unless you can show a 15% or more decrease in income on your part. Changes in income can be the basis for modification but changes in expenses generally are not.

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