John Hyland Barrett III's answer Missouri has jurisdiction over custody issues since the child has been there for at least the last 6 months. It is unlikely the court would order the child to return to Colorado. However, the father may get some visitation rights. The court could order some back support depending on the facts. You should retain an attorney to help you with this
John Hyland Barrett III's answer You have 21 days from the date he filed the motion in which to file a response. The court should not do anything until then. You may be able to pursue collection of the other items you mention if he was supposed to pay part of them. That depends on what your court decree says about that.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer You may be able to collect part of it. Generally, there is a 20-year limit. There are also limits on garnishing disability payments. You should retain an attorney to advise you.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer You can request the court enter an order for child support. It may be based on his prior income if he still has the ability to pay. You should retain an attorney to assist you in this matter.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer This depends on whether she is emancipated. She may be since you say she lives on her own and supports herself. If you and her mother agree, you can file a stipulation to end your support obligation. If she does not agree, you can file a motion to terminate support. You should retain an attorney to help you with this.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer In my opinion, you owe for June. Some people would think you only owe until June 9 and get to pro-rate the June payment, but I believe the obligation is for the whole month.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer Usually, termination of parental rights in a case like yours only happens in case of a step-parent adoption. If that is done, her rights probably would be terminated and your spouse could adopt. Otherwise, the court will think there is no reason to terminate.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer At age 18, your son is a legal adult and can live wherever he wants. However, child support goes until age 19. the child support may have to be adjusted. you should retain an attorney to discuss that issue.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer The child support is determined based on the child support guidelines. Those factor in the number of children, the percentage of overnights, health insurance for the children. You should retain an attorney to run the calculation and advise you how to proceed. It is possible that your husband may have to help you with the cost of an attorney.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer You should retain an attorney to fully explore your options. Ordinarily, you would have a responsibility to pay child support, even possibly back to birth, and certainly going forward. You may also have the option of being recognized as the child's legal parent and be entitled to an appropriate relationship with her. You should understand how adoption would impact you.
Stephen J. Plog's answer If you are receiving any sort of public assistance they may not let you close it. If not, you could ask them to withdraw from the case and file a joint stipulation with the court to dismiss the case.
Stephen J. Plog's answer Child support runs until age 19. As such, you should either file a motion to terminate or modify child support. If your son is newly 18, you could seek support from the mother. A modification or termination of support should be retroactive to the day a motion is filed, so you should consider filing quickly. For custody purposes, your son is an adult and there is nothing for you to file in that regard.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer This depends on the court order. The order may have taken childcare costs into consideration in the calculation, or the court may have ordered a division of those costs, or perhaps it was not addressed. You need to follow the order. You may be able to request a modification of the order if justified. You should retain an attorney to review the situation and advise you how to proceed.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer You can file a motion to modify child support. It should be determined based on your time sharing for the child and your respective incomes (or potential incomes if voluntarily underemployed), plus daycare and health insurance expenses for the child. You should retain an attorney for this.
Stephen J. Plog's answer It sounds like there may very well be grounds to seek a modification. You should consult with a family law attorney regarding the specifics of your case and to potentially seek representation for the modification.
Stephen J. Plog's answer Pursuant to CRS 14-10-122, there needs to be a substantial and continuing change in circumstances. She can certainly file a motion to modify child support if incomes have changed or other circumstances have changed such that child support would up by 10% or more. However, the baseline should be the $30, not $0. She agreed to no child support when it should have been $30 and you should be able to hold her to that. If circumstances have changed such that it would be $33, she could validly...
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