District of Columbia Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: My fiancé is on child support from a previous relationship. Once we are married will I be effected of his child support

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Answered on Feb 28, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
No, you will never be legally obligated to pay his support obligations, and none of your personal assets, including bank accounts or wages, may be attached to pay any past due support he owes. However, you may wish to keep your bank account titled separate from his to avoid a risk that the account could be garnished and therefore end up having some of your funds taken by mistake, or your joint funds frozen while you contest the attachment in court.

Q: Do I still have to pay child support if my child how is 18 and now lives with me full time.

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Answered on Feb 19, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
Turning 18 usually does the trick, but you need to look at your child support order and take it to a lawyer. If child support is still due under the order or by law (such as your child has not yet graduated fro high school and support is due until graduation in May) then you will need to file a motion or petition to modify or terminate support based on a material change of circumstances (e.g., your child's change of residence). The support must still be paid until the court makes its ruling,...

Q: I live in Virginia but my ex husband live in dc can i file for child support in dc

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Answered on Feb 13, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
File where you and your child lives. Your ex will be compelled to respond there, or if you file with the Office of Child Support Enforcement in your location, he can respond to his local OCSE which will process the matter in coordination with your local OCSE.

Q: I'm over 21 can I still get child support from my dad

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Answered on Aug 13, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
What are the court orders re: support? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education...

Q: I was dating a woman 20 years ago that is in and from DC. Now a student from howard is contacting me saying im her dad.

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Answered on Aug 13, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Child support payments are not ordered retroactively but rather from the time they're ordered. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts,...

Q: My baby daddy just left me. We are not marry. Can I go to court to get any help from him?

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Answered on Jul 26, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You can file for custody and child support in court. The mom can file for grandparent visitation rights. Why do you oppose that? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas...

Q: If I lost my job why do I still have to pay child support? What are my options until i find another job?

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Answered on Jun 5, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
A request for modification of child support can be filed in court when there are substantial changes to the finances of the parents. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law:...

Q: Can my daughter Father wife income be considered in my child support case if he is not working?

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Answered on Apr 17, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
If she's supporting him, then her income may be relevant and should be disclosed in his income/ expense declarations in your child support case. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas...

Q: I conceived in CA and dad lives in CA but me and baby live in DC. Can I still file for child support in DC?

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Answered on Mar 30, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
If you're a DC resident, yes. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal...

Q: Can child support take from two jobs if you already paying the full amount for two children with one of the two jobs??

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Answered on Feb 27, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
You can file for a modification of your child support if your finances have significantly changed since the last order. See: https://cssd.dc.gov/

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of...

Q: If u have arrears but child is 21 and not getting the arrear payments how do u stop the order

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Answered on Jan 17, 2017
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
If there's a valid existing court order for child support payments, that must be obeyed until a new order takes its place ending the child support. It's key to read the court orders. As for arrears, those are due if court ordered, even if the child is 21+. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...

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