He has a debt because he had an injury and stop working, that formed into a debt. My mom is trying everything she can to not let me see him and now has an arrest warrant towards him. Since we live in different states if he were to travel to see me he will get arrested. I don’t want to live with... Read more »
If you are a minor child, so you are limited in what you can do. Your father's child support arrearage is not a bar to his having primary residential custody. Judges will start to take into consideration the wishes of the minor child at around age 12, and by 15 or 16, the child's...Read more »
(1) Take your court order for child support to the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) in the county in Maryland or City of Baltimore where the order was entered, and have them open a case. If the child support order was entered in another state (you list Washngton DC in your question but...Read more »
I and my spouse separated. I moved out and my spouse stayed with the marital house. One day when picking up my child from that house for a doctor appointment I noticed that someone else was in that house.
Then I realized that I still had access to the front door security camera. By checking... Read more »
Possibly, since your spouse presumably knew when the videos were created that the video surveillance system was in place and operational, so that she cannot claim she was videotaped without her knowledge or consent, even if she forgot she was being recorded. But further legal research should be...Read more »
You can file a motion to (1) hold your ex in conempt of the court order to pay the full child support amount, and (2) enforce the child support order. You will need to list the total amounts over the time period he should have paid, and th amounts he actually paid, to support your motion. If you...Read more »
That section simply sets forth the appropriate court venue (the county or City of Baltimore) where a suit may be filed for various types of actions. In the case of a custody matter, that Section states, "[T]the following actions may be brought in the indicated county: ... (5) Action relating...Read more »
It is generally possible for a man to seek to establish paternity of a child, even if the child is no longer alive. Paternity can be established through a legal process, either voluntarily or through a court order. In some cases, paternity may be established through genetic testing.
Money is an issue and has been from the time he was born, as to why I never had the funds to obtain an attorney to get visitation rights. So, basically it seems as if I’m stuck paying support for a child I can’t even interact with?
The Circuit Court in the jurisdiction in Maryland where your child resides may have a self-help programs for self-represented litigants in domestic/family law cases. Most common legal motions, comlaints and petitions are available as fill-in-the-bank forms for family law cases, including...Read more »
I have an 8 year old son that resides in the state of Maryland. Me and the mother were never together as a couple, but with a few dealings she became pregnant. I've seen my son twice within the eight year span, and that was when he was just a year old. The mother had been unhappy because I... Read more »
No, you cannot do it unilaterally. If the "father figure" and your ex get serious, and get married, and if the father figure decides he would like to adopt your son as his own child, then with your voluntary consent you could allow the adoption and give up your parental rights in that...Read more »
I have a dismissed peace order filed against me in 2021. I was never served because I was only in MD on Military leave and was back across the country when they showed up to my parents house. It was dismissed after a month and the filer went to court once a week for that month. On the MD courts... Read more »
It is not a criminal charge, so guilt or innocence is not the right way to characterize this type of case. This is a civil peace order petition. Anyone can file a petition seeking a peace order against another person, and the burden of proof is a "preponderance of the evidence" which...Read more »
I live in Maryland. My sister bought a house. I live in it with my husband and kids and I pay rent to my sister. She has said that she will gift me the house when it’s paid off. In this case, will the house be considered the marital property of me and my husband, or just mine?
A gift is not marital property. Payment of rent that is actually payment made as part of an agreement to purchase the house would be deemed payment toward marital property. A mere promise to gift you a property in the future is not an enforceable agreement or contract, meaning your sister does...Read more »
Hire a lawyer to look into the title records, and provide a whole lot more details about who this woman was, her relationship to your father, whether she ever was romantically involved with him, or resided in the house, etc. If your father had a will, that should be reviewed. If there was an...Read more »
Me and my son’ father had in our court order that child support was to be paid until he turns 18. In May, he filed for a modification. Why? I don’t know. My son graduated in June and that was the last payment I received. There was a court date in Sept, which we both missed, and the judge... Read more »
By law, in the absence of an agreement by the parents to the contrary, child support ceases once the child turns 18, or if the child is still enrolled in high school and not yet reached graduation, then through completion of high school --whichever is later (but not past the child's 19th...Read more »
I am dating someone who is questionably married to someone else. He physically left the relationship due to abuse and fraud over 12 years ago and the 'wife' is nowhere to be found and has evaded divorce just after their separation by refusing to send a current address. She has since been... Read more »
Is there a question as to whether your boyfriend is actually married? Wouldn't he know? Than can easily be verified by checking th marriage license records in the state where he had the marriage ceremony performed. He should hire a private investigator to peform a search and skip trace, and...Read more »
My mother, now 98 years of age, submitted a General Power of Attorney form in 2013 and the bank officer notarized it. Now it is not accepted as Verification of Receipt of Benefits because it "does not explicitly authorize the attorney in fact to handle retirement transactions and additionally... Read more »
Maryland law requires that any POA executed on or after October 1, 2010, be notarized and witnessed by two persons in the presence of each other and the principal of the POA. However, a Notary Public can act as one of the two witnesses, so you might argue that one witness plus the Notary is...Read more »
There is Court Order of Consent between the parties prior to the kids reaching the age of 18. I was order to pay child support. To stop paying child support, I motioned to the Court that the child was 18 and no longer needed financial support. It was granted. However, there are other clauses in the... Read more »
If your daughter is over 18 now, in the absence of any agreed terms that specifically continue past the age of 18 (such as an agreement to share health insurance costs to a certain age, college tuition, etc.), then the obligations end at 18 insofar as your child goes. A lawyer would have to review...Read more »
The child was a former foster child and we were granted guardianship of the child. However the child has become extremely unsafe, has several mental health challenges and it's become way more than what we can offer to support them. Where would we go to petition the court, the juvenile court... Read more »
You file in the Circuit Court for the county (or City of Baltimore) where you and the child currently resides. However, if the child is no longer under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court because he has reached the age of majority (18-21 years old) and has not otherwise been declared mentally...Read more »
Any criminal charges will show up on a background check and Maryland Judiciary Case Search. It certainly could affect your employment if you are convicted depending on the charge. You should speak with a lawyer.
Adding in 30.00 extra dollars for arrears. They also ordered me to contact Social Security to add her for auxiliary benefits. Between the 150 a month and half of my benefits comes to a total of 700.00 a month. At the hearing for child support, no financial statements were asked from either of us.... Read more »
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