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

When becoming his wife will I be effected of my husband child support.will it come from my paycheck since I am his spouse?he is paying it off but he is behind

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Feb 28, 2018

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... Read more »

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

My ex and I share joint physical custody and I pay child support, health care and everything else a parent should do. When our son turned 18 he chose to live with me full time . Will DC courts order a termination of support payments to my ex?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Feb 19, 2018

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... Read more »

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Q: I live in Virginia but my ex husband live in dc can i file for child support in dc
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Feb 13, 2018

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.

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Q: I'm over 21 can I still get child support from my dad
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Aug 13, 2017

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/... Read more »

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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.

Im afraid that either I was setup, or she is doing this at her mothers request because she wants to establish paternity and hit me for 20 years back child support. Either way I want to know my defenses and protection in this situation before establishing contact. Her 21st birthday is almost a... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Aug 13, 2017

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,... Read more »

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

His mother wants to visit my baby too much is that an obligation? Lets say we go to court to fight custody is that something the judge will agree with him? I dont think thats necessary because I'm his mother and he is the dad nobody else should be visiting my baby if I dont want to...

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jul 26, 2017

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... Read more »

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

He also owes child support 15,000 for a previous child how is he allow to take support when he owes it. He been living with me for 18yrs and now he has convince my boys to leave home for this reason. Please what are my option and what can I do until I get another job

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jun 5, 2017

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... Read more »

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

My daughter Father owes child support he in the rears he is unemployed but his now wife is working for the government. Can her income be factor in the case?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Apr 17, 2017

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... Read more »

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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?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Mar 30, 2017

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... Read more »

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Q: Can child support take from two jobs if you already paying the full amount for two children with one of the two jobs??
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 27, 2017

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...
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Q: If u have arrears but child is 21 and not getting the arrear payments how do u stop the order
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 17, 2017

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... Read more »

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