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Q: I was ordered to pay child support for my daughter who will be 19 in June She's in college but has nothing to do with

I have continued to pay even though they were never compliant about ordered visitation . They have turned my daughter against me . Do I continue to pay??

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 13, 2022

Child support typically ends at 18 or when they are finished with high school. She’s no longer a child, so unless there is some reason in your order that you have to keep paying it then you should be able to no longer do so. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of... Read more »

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Q: I currently on child support for 2 kids but one of them have been staying with me for 2 years and i still pay.

could i get my money back?

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on May 8, 2022

You cannot get your money back. You need to file for custody and a child support modification.

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Q: Found out who father of daughter is after many yeas can I ask forsupport.

This is for support of my friendwho needs help

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

Yes, she can seek child support. There will be a DNA test done to prove the person is the father. If he is found to be the biological father then he will likely be ordered to pay child support. She should consult with an attorney who can help with the process.

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Q: I need legal help very bad. I have filed for divorce back in 2017 and my x refused to show up for court

My x convinced his parents to call DFCS bc he thought I was on drugs (really bc he later learned I had started dating someone)

His parents are millionaires (truth) and managed to get temporary custody now refusing to give her back bc they don’t like my boyfriend

Judge said I... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

It does sound like you have a lot going on. You should consult with an attorney who can review the case in detail and provide you with guidance. If you can’t afford an attorney try contacting Legal Aid to see if you qualify for assistance.

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Q: I voluntarily closed a reunification because dfcs and my kids father defense. Mentally I'm ready now how do I reopen?

I called dfcs for assistance and explained how I had nothing and nobody to help me after losing my car and having to quit my job no daycare choices for my hours. Mentally I became worse the more they tries to "help" to where I responded I rather die before you continue embarrassing me.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 6, 2022

You have a lot going on here. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail, help you sort it all out, and provide you with guidance.

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Q: When can I lawfully stop paying child support? My child is 18 now, but he doesn't graduate until May of 2023
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on May 5, 2022

Support will stop when he graduates high school.

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Q: Are there any programs providing support for children whose fathers are serving life without parole in prison?

I'm a single mother with 3 children. Their father has been incarcerated since 2015. He is serving a sentence of life without parole. I have not been able to find any information about programs that might provide any kind of financial support.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on May 3, 2022

Depending on your income, you may be able to qualify for some federally funded assistance programs. You can find information about them here. Some allow you to apply online. If you are approved you can get financial help in the form of cash, help purchasing food, health insurance, and more.... Read more »

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Q: At 16 can a child live on their own with parental approval and income from the parent. (whether emancipated or not)

The parent would be willing to allow the child to live on their own, so the parent would be willing to pay for the child’s needs such as food and housing

Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
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Candace Alynn Hill Duvernay
answered on Apr 12, 2022

Once a child is legally emancipated, he or she will be expected to provide for themselves. In fact, before approving emancipation, a court will determine whether the minor has the ability to take care for themselves. This is just one of many factors the Court will take into consideration.

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Q: Is there a way for me to cut contact with my child’s father? (For the better interest of my child)… I’m 18 and he’s 19

I had my baby when I was still a minor and we’re not nor ever were married. He didn’t wanna sign the birth certificate since the baby didn’t get his last name so he’s not even on his certificate. He barley sees him and doesn’t contribute towards him at all. As of now it’s just taking... Read more »

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Apr 4, 2022

Based on the limited facts provided, it appears the biological father has not legitimized his relationship with the child (i.e. the biological father has not taken the necessary legal steps to be considered the legal father). If that is the case, you would have sole legal and physical custody of... Read more »

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Q: I have been separated and trying to get a divorce since 2017. My son isn't his do we need his info to get a divorce

Me and my husband have been separated and he knows the child isn't his in the state of Georgia do you need a childs information for a divorce even if we were separated when the child was conceived? Needing to know asap

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Mar 31, 2022

Based on the limited facts you provided, the short answer is no. If your husband has not legitimized or adopted the child, then he is not the legal father and custody/child support would not be handled in your divorce proceedings. However, you should consult a lawyer to better understand the facts... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Probate for Georgia on
Q: What petition can I file to a court that involves my mother lying on anofficial court petition? Is it illegaltolie on pe

My mother lied multiple times on a petition to take my kids. She said I abandoned my kids when I did not. She kicked me out and I let my kids stay with her to have consistency but I was there every day with them, picking them up from school and caring for them until they went to bed. And on... Read more »

Zachary Taylor Beck
Zachary Taylor Beck
answered on Mar 30, 2022

This boils down to an evidentiary question. Contest your mom's allegations with your own evidence (i.e. witnesses, phone records, etc.) in court and it is up to the judge or jury to determine what is credible evidence and therefore "fact." Remember, petitions merely consist of good... Read more »

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Q: Are there any exceptions on retroactive child support due to Covid?

My support order was pushed back another year and half until the judge finally put the order in. Now I am being denied retroactive support even when Covid is the reason.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Mar 25, 2022

No. A private attorney can often obtain a child support more quickly, but you can't collect support from before the order was entered.

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Q: Does child support end for two kids when the youngest isn't a minor anymore?

I'm not familiar with the child support laws in AL but it seems that child support is determined by how many minors and both parent's income. Is that correct? So if I have a client who is getting $500 for two kids, the youngest kid is 10 and the oldest is 17. So will child support be... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Mar 14, 2022

Unless the order specifically states that the support will drop to a certain number when one child ages out, the support continues at the current number until the 2nd child ages out. In most cases, this isn't a problem because the person paying child support may be earning more money, so the... Read more »

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Q: I have 50/50 custody of my 2 kids, one lives with me & one lives with the mom do i still have to pay child support?
Elizabeth Cruz Noellien
Elizabeth Cruz Noellien
answered on Mar 10, 2022

It depends on the income of the parents. If both parents have similar income then an award of support from one parent to the other for each child will cancel itself out. If one parent has significantly more income than the other parent, then the parent with more income can be ordered to pay... Read more »

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Q: Can an unemployed custodial parent file for child support?
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Mar 8, 2022

Yes. Any custodial parent can apply for child support.

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Q: I need to have a lien filed for child support arrears balance exceeding $25k in Cobb County.

Need help finding an attorney that can help get a lien filed against non-custodial parent real estate property in Cobb county, ga. I’m

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Mar 3, 2022

Have you reached out to any Cobb County attorneys to see if they can help you with your case? Start there and have a consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex is making my son repeat the 11th grade so he graduates a year later.He has not failed any classes is not SPED.

I have joint legal custody of my son. His mother has primary custody. My son is in the 11th grade and has never failed a class and is on track to graduate at the age of 18 in May 2023. Last week, without consulting me as required by the Parenting Plan, she withdrew him from his school and enrolled... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Feb 23, 2022

She could be in contempt here. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with guidance and options on how to best handle the situation.

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Q: Child Custody(we have proof of everything bad she says to him by messages)

My husband brought his now 3 year old daughter from Honduras with him in 2019 to the US. She lives here in Kansas with us and has immigration court proceedings with him here in Kansas City Missouri. We sent the 3 year old to visit the mom who lives in Norcross Georgia, the agreement verbally was... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Feb 23, 2022

With a custody issue like this it is best to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and help you with the proper course of action.

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