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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I am going to try and reduce my child support due to my income being $60,000 less. I am in Spring, TX, Harris County.

I also pay for my older daughter’s college tuition. Can I use this for consideration to reduce it more?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 16, 2022

You can't use paying college as a way to reduce child support. Child support is based on your income

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Q: If I moved to CO from NV w/ my son after circumstances w/ my son's mom. Neither has legal custody. Is it a problem?

My son's mother was arrested in NV for DV against me. She had a Protective Order placed on her for a month afterward. She said she wanted to see our son after the 30 days after the Protection Order ended and never showed. She made 2 arrangements with me and never showed up. The mom's... Read more »

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
answered on May 16, 2022

You will need to deal with the court case in NV. Yes, you can be served in Colorado. You should get a lawyer in NV to help you with this. There may be an issue whether NV or CO should make the custody decision.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Michigan on
Q: Can I file for child support after 6 years with no visitation rights

My son is 6 I’ve raised him with my family. His father is 100% Absent

I have serious concerns to the point we separated when I found out I was pregnant

Mental wellness

Substance abuse

Violence

Lying about sexual abuse

I have a lot of real... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on May 16, 2022

First thing is that you would need to establish his paternity. Until then, he is, as you expressed, just a stranger to the child with no legal right whatsoever, except what you've been allowing for.

Think of it this way: if I (a complete stranger on the internet) called you and asked...
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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: I am in NJ. My ex doesn’t pay child support. If a lawyer filed a motion, can my ex Counter with request for more custody

I’ve been in contact with the state probation department about twice a month and he’s failed to give accurate employment and resident/contact information. He also didn’t come to our first hearing about enforcement via telephone but apparently

Nothing can really be done with Covid to... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
answered on May 13, 2022

You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to represent your interests. Just because your ex-may file a motion does not mean that he will get what he is seeking. With modern technology, you can be represented by any high-quality attorney in New Jersey irrespective of geography.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I was ordered to pay child support for my daughter who will be 19 in June She's in college but has nothing to do with

I have continued to pay even though they were never compliant about ordered visitation . They have turned my daughter against me . Do I continue to pay??

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 13, 2022

Child support typically ends at 18 or when they are finished with high school. She’s no longer a child, so unless there is some reason in your order that you have to keep paying it then you should be able to no longer do so. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Power of attorney over a minor child

If the parent who has the child in their custody realizes that they can no longer financially support her can I sign power of attorney over to the man who has been in her life the last 10 years and she knows as step dad or will she have to go to her biological father even though she does not want... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 13, 2022

It's worth a try. It's always possible that the biological father will ask that he be awarded custody, but that remains to be seen, doesn't it?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: Can the Ohio child support agency garnish wages for admin fees only and Claim its for child support?

I have a received a letter stating garnishment of wages for child support. I do not owe child support but do owe an admin fee. The letter sent to my employer claims the garnishment is for child support. This is from the Hamilton county child support agency. I have called several times and have... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on May 12, 2022

The Child Support Enforcement Agency can garnish wages until all funds owed are paid. Most likely any administrative fees were included in the wage withholidng order for garnishment.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on
Q: I know this is asking for a miracle. Are there any pro bono or low cost lawyers in Columbus Ohio for Father's Rights?

I have had both of my children ripped from underneath me. I pay child support for one and they left the state and I have no clue where she is. My son had an incident last year with his mother where children services were called on her and nothing was done and now she has moved out of state. I feel... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on May 12, 2022

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus may be able to help. The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) exists to provide free assistance and guidance to those attempting to navigate our complex legal system. In order to qualify for free services at The Legal Aid Society of Columbus, you must meet income... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Ohio on
Q: My employer is taking to much child support out of my paycheck. If they continue do I have a legal option?

I pay child support biweekly. I was on STD and got behind but paid cash to cover the back amount plus the current month to get my balance to $0. My employer continues to take the adjusted amount out of my paycheck even though I have provided documentation that I am not behind on support. I’ve... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on May 12, 2022

In the state of Ohio, Cash payments made directly to a parent instead of the Child Support Enforcement Agency is considered a gift. The parties can file an agreed motion and order to reduce child support by the amount of the cash gift and file it with the court for a judge's signature. The... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Wisconsin on
Q: Wisconsin. Wife is dyslexic and missed child support hearing yesterday. Court gave ex a free pass. What can she do?

THe ex husband has been able to afford killer attorneys and he has used his military service to skate on responsibilities. She was prepared for this hearing with inargualble facts about why he should be paying child support, he makes plenty of money and we have the kids 10 months of the year. The... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on May 11, 2022

If she missed a hearing, she is found to be in default, thus allowing the husband to obtain the relief he seeks or dismissing her motion. If the Commissioner entered the Order, a Motion for De Novo Review can be filed as long as it is filed within the time limits in this county pursuant to Local... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: What happens when there has not been a discovery given to attorney and the case isnt going to trial

My dhs lawyer has been going back and forth for almost 3/4 months trying to get the discovery for our case from the courts and they keep beating around the bush. Now they are not even responding to him. I know that the discovery does not have to legally be given out (even though we are entitled to... Read more »

Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on May 11, 2022

I don't know what discovery the courts would be providing to you. Generally its the opposing party that you are requesting documents/information from and if they fail to comply with discovery requests you file a Motion to Compel. Your DHS attorney probably knows this.

2 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I go by obtaining legal guardianship of my 8 month old nephew who has been living with me since he was 2 weeks?

My nephews mom wanted an abortion but was unable to get one because she had just gotten one so she asked my husband and I to take the baby. We did and now we would like to get guardianship of the baby because mom is now refusing to babysit the child or help. She receives benefits and childcare for... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on May 10, 2022

You need to contact a lawyer in your area to discuss your options and get the ball rolling. You should not do this yourself. In speaking to the attorney(s) you consult, you ask what are your options as well as what is your understanding as to the position each parent takes as to custody and/or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Colorado on
Q: Do I have to pay child support if I signed away my parental rights in Colorado? How can I find a copy of the document?
John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III
answered on May 10, 2022

I'm not sure what you mean by "signed away my parental rights". If the child has been adopted by another parent, your child support obligation ends as of that date. You can still be responsible for any amount owed before then. You should be able to get a copy of what you signed from the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey on
Q: Mother has sole legal and residential custody. Child is autistic. Father does not take to any appointments, doesn’t

Help when he’s on school break, won’t communicate because “the new girlfriend doesn’t like it”, won’t check on the child’s well being, and the child comes home very hungry and once with a deep scratch on the pelvic area. the mothers boyfriend/father to mothers other child takes off... Read more »

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
answered on May 9, 2022

This is a trick question. Your ex pays 90.00 per week in child support voluntarily but has little to no involvement in your child's life. Your current boyfriend is caring and involved in your child's life and wants to continue to be involved. Your ex is not stopping your boyfriend from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: Does both the CP (and/or DHR) and judge must approve a child support arrears rebate request or can just one of them?

I have been paying child support as directed by the latest support order (from 5 yrs ago) and have been consistent about it whenever I've had a job. The new order had an arrears amount added to it of $3,474. There was even a time when I was living in AZ I was paying extra in hopes of paying... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 9, 2022

This appears to be a question concerning Alabama law. So you should ask it in Justia > Ask a Lawyer > Alabama.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Ohio on
Q: Want Divorce from alcoholic husband. Together we have 3 daughters and he refuses leave! What are my options?

Married 12 years.

His unpredictable behaviors are escalating, now having people over 4 nights a week, until 2am most times. I am a professional with a demanding schedule and will need a nanny afterwards. I'm very on edge lately not sleeping, worrying about the safety of myself and... Read more »

Raquel Ann Parish
Raquel Ann Parish
answered on May 9, 2022

There are situations where the parties will need help from the court to make decisions about the marital home and marital property at the very beginning of the Divorce case. Courts in Ohio use temporary orders to give the parties a set of rules which they must follow while the Divorce case is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Alabama on
Q: Does both the CP (and/or DHR) and judge have to approve a child support arrears rebate request or can it just 1 of them?

I have been paying child support as directed by the latest support order (from 5 years ago) and have been consistent about it whenever I've had a job. The new order had an arrears amount added to it of over $3,400. There was a time where I was even paying extra (in hopes of paying down the... Read more »

Bettie Carmack
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Bettie Carmack
answered on May 8, 2022

It is suggested that you contact a lawyer to have this issue addressed in court. Statements made outside of court will not modify an existing order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I currently on child support for 2 kids but one of them have been staying with me for 2 years and i still pay.

could i get my money back?

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on May 8, 2022

You cannot get your money back. You need to file for custody and a child support modification.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Massachusetts on
Q: I want to file for child support. Do I need a lawyer for that??

Husband left to PR and hasn't given any support to our son, since he left in 2020.

We are living w/some family and can use the help. How long does it take to file for child support? Thank you

Brian Waller
Brian Waller
answered on May 7, 2022

You would either need to file for divorce or file a Complaint for Separate Support if you do not want to file for divorce.

With either of those, you can file a motion for temporary orders, which would include child support and anything else you would want a judge to address on a temporary...
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