My daughter was born in 2010. I was there for the birth but left the hospital to go buy some stuff for the baby.When I came back the ex girlfriend had filled out all the paperwork for the birth certificate.Years later I came to find out she didnt add me on the birth certificate and misspelled my... Read more »
I filed a petition with the court to relocate but I haven't gotten a date for a hearing. I feel as though I'm being held hostage by the state of Illinois. If he's not complying to the parenting plan (he doesn't see them, call them or pay child support) why do my boys and I have to remain where we... Read more »
Each time there is a child support hearing my ex quits their job. Prior to 2017, this action has allowed them to obtain more child support. In 2017, they were deemed voluntarily underemployed. Due to other circumstances the children now reside with me on a temporary order and I've motioned to... Read more »
If your former spouse voluntarily quit his or her job, the court can impute income to him or her. If you are providing the children with a loving and stable home, the court may not want to remove the children from it. The court encourages stability of environment for the children.
The mother of the child has often threatened to take their daughter, and has done so for short periods, when she is angry with the father. The father lives with his parents, and his mother babysits when he’s working. The mother is agreeable with this situation. The mother rarely takes their... Read more »
The father could file a custody case and file a motion to maintain the status quo. If the motion is granted there will be a court order establishing the current schedule and saying that mother cannot do whatever she wants.
The case was originated in hawaii. I was discharged from the military back in june of last year. My child support was calculated off of my income, in which i am no longer making near the amount. I literally cannot pay my bills. I sent in a modification request, although now im receiving threats... Read more »
Her mom is verbally and mentally abusive. I am her 20 year old sister and I am willing to take her to NY. The parents have joint custody so can her mom stop her from going to him? I thought that after a certain age a child can choose where they want to live? Well, her mother doesn’t even give her... Read more »
My child is scheduled for an in-camera meeting with the judge regarding primary residency during the school year. My child is 12 and is nervous about the other parent badgering them about what is discussed. I want to be able to reassure my child.
An in-camera meeting with the judge is usually not recommended because it can cause much stress for the child. The court usually tries to avoid it and will quite often appoint a guardian ad litem or a child's representative that can act as the eyes and ears for the court. In your case, however, the...Read more »
My child’s father recently took me to court for more parenting time. I asked for more money for extra-curricular activities and other school fees. Now he wants to settle by paying a little extra child support. Can I asked for back child support? And what about college? He and his lawyer is trying... Read more »
You should file a Petition to Modify Child Support. The court will only consider child support retroactive to the day of filing that petition so do it immediately. In addition to the child support, he will be responsible for a contribution to your child's extracurricular activity expenses and...Read more »
My husband never missed a month of voluntary child support in the past 5 years and the DHS is trying to force the father (my husband) into getting it court ordered. Refusing us services even though we are low income. We are friends with the mother and share the kids equally. We even help her... Read more »
She has had multiple instances with DCFS. DCFS pulled the child from her home is now living with dad out of state. Mom and boyfriend were found under the influence of heroine and alcohol. Will she typically go to jail, only be slapped with a fine? How do we make sure the child isn't forced to go... Read more »
The other children do not have a court order support order. Are they taking into account with the new child support income support model? The HFS calculator shows it does but when I’m filling out the financial affidavit it does not ask if there are other children without a court order child... Read more »
My biological father is apparently paying child support for another child he is responsible for. I was just wondering if there was any way to make him take the responsibility he should have taken a long time ago by paying child support for me. He knew I existed, he’s listed as the father on my... Read more »
Illinois. Divorced 15 years ago and paid 3 years of alimony so that the ex could go back to college. She had only completed college through her junior year. She took the money but didn't go back to college. The last of our 3 children will be turning 18 next year and ex has been living off child... Read more »
paying support and got very behind. He would send random money orders with random amounts and hand write “daycare” on some of them. Since he was behind on support I disregarded his handwritten note and used it as child support.
Child support services finally recently got ahold of him... Read more »
Your day care provider has no standing to take him to court. Only you can do this. What he scribbled on the checks is meaningless. The likelihood is that the judge will rule in your favor. Judges don't like wiseguys.
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