Hello, 19 is the age when a child becomes an adult and can make that decision. Alabama has no age before that time at which a child can pick a parent. That said, as a child matures, he/she becomes better able to articulate to the judge why it is in her/his best interest to live with one parent...Read more »
Me and my ex were never legally married. There was never any legal custody arrangements made and although he does legally pay child support and signed an affidavit. His claim is that when my son turns twelve he can choose who he wants to live with. and then added he doesnt however want his daughter... Read more »
No it is not true. He can petition the court for custody at any time, however he has to prove that there has been a material change in circumstances that promotes the best interests of the child in order to change custody. He’s bluffing you.
Girl got pregnant, and started dating her husband 1.5 months into pregnancy. They got married and he is signing the birth certificate and wants to adopt the child. What needs to be done and would I have any financial responsibility if he signs the birth certificate and I wouldn't see the... Read more »
The legal father of the child is the man to whom the mother was married. If he never denies the child, and accepts the child as his, you cannot be held responsible for the child and you also cannot assert any right to the child. See Ex Parte Presse.
Yes ma’am. Contact an attorney immediately and obtain temporary custody for a dependent child (one that doesn’t have a parent to take care of them). Let her explain to the court where she’s been for the last year and a half in her daughters life.
In any divorce where child custody is an issue, the behavior of the adults is an important factor in who has primary custody over the children. The question you must ask yourself is, is a divorce something you really want? Is your wife willing to work on your marriage and stop cheating? It sounds...Read more »
My husband has paid child support for his son, who is 15 years old, for the last 14 years, as ordered. The mother no longer adheres to the visitation they set In court. The mother refuses to enroll the child in public, private, or homeschool. The child has also been living back and forth between... Read more »
Hello. He has a right to take her back to court and enforce the orders in place for his visitation, school, etc. To answer your question about child support payment adjustment, no. The child is entitled to his parent's financial support until he is 19 years old, joins the military, or becomes...Read more »
I recently moved out of the home I shared with my husband because there's too many people living there (his Mom, his brother, and 2 of his nephews) and he and I no longer got along. Our two kids are still living with him. He said he was going to the courts and ask for a court order. I still... Read more »
She got there on April 29 to visit for the summer. They kept asking if she can stay for the school year and I said no. Now they are calling me saying she is hurting from physical abuse. When I called to talk to her they wouldn’t let me talk to her alone, and I could hear them coaching her. They... Read more »
Unless and until they get some sort of Order providing otherwise the child belongs in your custody. You can go to NJ and get the child. If they refuse to give you the child you can get an attorney and file a writ to force them to produce the child and unless they get an order otherwise give the...Read more »
Hi. I am a kid and my parents keep scratching, cutting, and otherwise injuring me in a fashion that leaves very visible marks after a day or two, some even for years. They only do this when they are drunk, and I was wondering what to do. I love them and don't want them to go to jail, but it... Read more »
You could call DHR. That way they won’t go to jail, but would be provided with services to get some help for their addiction to alcohol. But be warned, they will probably take you out of the homes and place you with a relative as part of a safety plan. If you don’t have any relatives you will...Read more »
CS was an agreement between the mom and dad there is no court order or paternity test. The child graduated in Dec 2019. He won't be 19 until Aug 2021. The child has no plans for college or work. Is the dad responsible to continue paying CS?
My husband pays child support every two weeks and it was previously deducted from his paycheck (not because he was in arrears but for convenience) he lost his job so for the past 6 months we have mailed personal checks directly to Alabama child support office. His ex wife called today and said she... Read more »
Your instinct on this is absolutely correct. It is up to her to keep her banking information current with Alabama Child Support Collection. They can also send her a debit card that does not use her bank or a check and she can then do what she wants with the check. You can pay direct if you...Read more »
The child is 15, almost 16 years old. The parents have joint custody. I'm dating the dad but the mom says in Alabama it's illegal for the child to come over if I'm staying the night. Also, says if we go on vacation and take the child, I am supposed to have a separate room. I found... Read more »
If an unwed woman residing in TN and a wed man living in TN both traveled to Alabama to use an art facility so that he could donate sperm to the unwed woman, would he be protected from paying child support? There would also be a contract signed releasing him from paying child support / having any... Read more »
Hello. The facts given coupled with mom being unwed presents a scenario that the outcome depends on a lot of factors. You are creating a child that would have no legal father. Having a contract is good, but you create problems for it by jumping around and doing activities in different states. Child...Read more »
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