John Hyland Barrett III's answer Yes, parents have support obligations for their children until age 19 or graduation from high school, whichever last occurs (but not past 21). An attorney can help you with this.
John Hyland Barrett III's answer It means the child support enforcement office is becoming involved regarding child support. They will want to make sure the correct amount of child support is being ordered and paid.
Ashley Dean Powell's answer Each of us has a significant amount of flexibility in preparing our estate plan (whether by will, trust, or otherwise) however we wish. The most notable exception is that Colorado protects current spouses from being completely left out. It is unlikely that he can prepare a trust in Colorado that will protect his assets from his current/ongoing child support obligation during his life, but that child support obligation probably will not continue after he dies (perhaps a different story if he was...
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.
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