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!
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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?
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.
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 »
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 »
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