Family Law Questions & Answers

Q: I live in Florida. I have the parental rensponsibility for my child. Can his dad see her without paying child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 23, 2015

Answered on May 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes. The right to get child support is distinct from his right to share in the growth and development of the child. If he does not pay the ordered support, he can be held in contempt of court. If you do not allow him to share time with the child, as ordered, you can be held in contempt of court.

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Q: how I do make that someone who receive SSA paid child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 23, 2015

Answered on May 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Consult with an attorney about this.

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Q: How old do you have to be to get full custody of a child?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 23, 2015

Answered on May 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There is no full custody, it is called sole parental responsibility, and it is quite rare. Why do you ask this question? Are you below 18?

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Q: My daughter graduate and she's going in the navy do I still have to pay child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on May 22, 2015

Answered on May 24, 2015

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Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
I assume your daughter is 18 years of age, but not yet 19 years of age. A Petition for "relief from nonage" would be filed to recognize that she is emancipated because she is a member of the armed forces. Go to court and make this filing with the court which established child support. Your MUST do this with the court. Don't try to just stop paying. Get a Court order.

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Q: Question on child custody, visitation and drugs.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on May 22, 2015

Answered on May 24, 2015

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Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You are asking me to second guess your lawyer and I'm not going to do that. If you put all of the facts in front of the Court, you did the best you can do.

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Q: Exhusband was in jail when we divorced 14yrs ago, Cs payment was not determined at that time. He is out of jail now.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on May 23, 2015

Answered on May 24, 2015

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Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
When you divorced him 14 years ago, did you have children? Look at the order from then and see what it says. If no child support was ordered, there is no child support for you to collect. If he got out of jail and should have been paying, you must go to court and seek an order that will establish some support. In terms of making that order reach back -- you will only be able to go back to the date you file an action.

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Q: No support from my sons mother and a little girl that doesnt live with me. Will that affect my child support payment?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on May 23, 2015

Answered on May 24, 2015

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Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You must get all this child support Court ordered. Take the mother of the child to court and get child support established. There are some facts here that you are not telling me. To whom are you paying child support? For what child? The short answer here is get the child support calculated. You need a lawyer. Find one to help you. Child support with multiple children and child support payments is complicated. Get some help. In sum, if you are paying support for one child under an order, and if...

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Q: If my ex is on child support can he stop me from moving from FL to GA?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 22, 2015

Answered on May 23, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
If you move more than 50 miles without his written permission or without a court order, he can get it ordered that you must return the child to FL.

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Q: Can a 16 year old pregnant female leave her parents home and go to a safe shelter without their consent

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 22, 2015

Answered on May 23, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
That would depend upon the facts. I do not know any. If there is abuse, has she reported it to DCF?

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Q: I live in Flroida, the court and my child is in Georgia, I was ordered to pay child support, but apply for which state?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 22, 2015

Answered on May 23, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
If the case is in GA, you need to get an attorney there if you want the child support modified.

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Q: How do I find out if it is worth my while to file a petion?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 22, 2015

Answered on May 23, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Speak with an attorney about this.

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Q: How long does it take for the state to start sending child support checks? Wages have been garnished for 3 weeks.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Dec 8, 2014

Answered on May 22, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
They should have started by now. Contact your case worker at CSE and make sure they have the correct information.

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Q: CAN A MAGISTRATE FORCE A PARENT TO STAY IN A MARRIAGE BY THREATENING TO REMOVE THE CHILDREN TO CHILD SERVICES?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Rhode Island on Mar 31, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
I don't think so. I wonder where you get this idea from. It is difficult to imagine circumstances where this might happen. Is this in a divorce hearing? A custody hearing? Truancy? or what? Meet with an attorney to go over the details in private.

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Q: How many years retroactive child support can you collect, if you never actively pursued and child is emancipated?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 21, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The limit is 2 years, but you may not even be able to get that especially if the respondent presents the right defenses.

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Q: I am divorced and paying permanent alimony. My ex now has a job.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 21, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
More facts are needed to advise you. Basically, you may be able to file a petition for modification if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since the entrance of the divorce.

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Q: What is the chances of a parent losing guardianship with the right to consent to long term care short of adoption by dss

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on May 16, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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Evan M. Koslow's answer
This is something you need to talk to an attorney about offline as a lot of more information needs to be provided (that should not be shared on a public forum).

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Q: What is the basic child support obligation based on?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Maryland on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 22, 2015

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Evan M. Koslow's answer
If the parties combined incomes is less than 180K a year then the parties gross income, health insurance premiums for the children, daycare expenses, and at times some other expenses for the children. The amount of overnights can be a factor as well.

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Q: I am married we have 2 kids but neither have custody we live in Florida but I want to move to Colorado with my kids

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to go see a family attorney about this. If you move without written permission from the other parent, that parent can get to court and start a custody case, basically, and you would be ordered to return the children to FL.

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Q: Can a mother who has given her rights up to the state still acknowledge a father on a childs birth certificate?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 19, 2015

Answered on May 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to get to an attorney immediately. You probably need to file a paternity case now.

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