I received a reply from Rand Scott Lieber, Esq. "A: Yes. Child support is calculated based on the whole year and already includes credit for overnights with each parent"--thank you, Sir. However, from the reply I realized I neglected to include a possible relevant detail:
The answer is still no. Just because you now have been given extended visitation rights does not mean you can ship payments due to the other (custodial) parent. This issue could (and should) have been brought up during the hearing on the modification agreement. So if you still want to push this...Read more »
If it is a Puerto Rican child support order, you should ask this question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Puerto Rico › Child Support ›. If it is from a Florida court, and the order is silent about attending college, no, you would not continue to pay child support after her 18th birthday.
Yes you can claim your personal medical insurance as an allowable deduction. There is a spot in the very beginning of the Financial Affidavit for your medical insurance not the children. Look at the Financial Affidavit and read it carefully. Hope this helped. Good luck.
No one is going to check or challenge your numbers. If you have done the calculations and you both agree to the number then you can agree. Child support is always modifiable until the child turns 18 so if there is an error it can be corrected.
My daughter who lives with me in florida for 4 yrs now, receive child support from her dad in Puerto Rico. she will be 18 in 2 months but plans to go to college. does she gets payment till she is 21 or her dad can file to stop child support payments when she turns 18?
She moved 3 years ago and I had to track her down via social media. I have no idea what her address or situation of living is at all. I want to divorce her but I cannot contact her anymore. She violated out 50/50 custody plan as well with her move. Can I divorce her without her appearing. She... Read more »
Lawyer, I can't afford one. His lawyer is doing the child support calculation . Since I have no knowledge of how is calculated,how do I know they did the correct calculations or will the judge will check the numbers before approval?
The judge is not going to check it. Ask to see the worksheet in advance. You can look for a lawyer that will give you a free consultation and verify the numbers. There are also free child support calculators online. Although they may not be exact you will be able to confirm that the number is in...Read more »
i have never received child support because i did not file, I have primary physical custody . As of 11/2018 I retired and reside in the state of Florida where should I and would i need an attorney to file for child support
The issue of child support is not connected to the issue of visitation. If you are liable for child support you cannot lawfully avoid it by saying you can't see the child. File something in the court having jurisdiction; the mother may have violated the divorce decree by moving to Georgia.
I have tried to file for support since 2009, but we have lived in different states and the courts could never seem to get her served. I have a case number from VA and I just received a letter from FL stating that a support case has been opening against. I have sent my son 150.00 every month and... Read more »
Unless you do something to prove you are supporting your son who lives with his mother in Florida you will probably end up receiving a final order requiring you to pay additional support. You should contact a lawyer who practices law in Florida, preferably in the city where the new case id being...Read more »
Child support is calculated by a formula in the law based on each of the parent's net incomes and the number of children. There are free child support calculators available online if you have the numbers to enter.
My sons mother lost custody of our son. We had almost 50/50 time sharing. While my son was two, his mother took him away for a year and a half. I had no idea where they were. When I went to child support court they assessed back child support for that period. Since then I have full custody, she has... Read more »
Legally you are responsible for child support that accrued while the child lived with mom. Why has support going forward been stopped? If mom were to have a support obligation now that might be able to be used to offset your arrearage. Mom could also agree to waive the arrearage.
If the entity that enforces child support in your jurisdiction has notified the IRS about the arrearage then they can seize your refund. If this has happened or is happening you should receive a letter from the IRS notifying you about the situation.
On top of the child support hearing I am also interested in what I need to do to file for custody since I was just informed yesterday that he is moving out of state and I do not want an issue where he tries to maybe take them. I am trying to be proactive in this situation and just need to be... Read more »
It is always better to have the advice of a lawyer. Child support is based on the parent's net incomes so you will both be required to complete an up to date financial affidavit. Those numbers will then be used to calculate child support, which is a statutory formula.
It is doubtful there would be liability. You would first have to establish the clerk has a duty to maintain accurate records. It appears you’re asking about holding the clerk civilly liable for this error. I recommend you post your question to a civil lawyer since you’re not seeking to seek...Read more »
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