I pay support to my ex-wife (she has physical custody/we have joint legal custody) but we split time with our kids equally. She also makes considerably more money than I do and is also remarried. We have been divorced for over 4 years. If so when filing with the court for this modification... Read more »
Can you get child support eliminated? Only in certain situations. At age 18 if the child has not attended school in 3 months or not enrolled in school for 6 months or at age 19 which is the legal age of emancipation of child support in Indiana. Child support...Read more »
My ex husbands wages are currently being garnished for child support. He has my children every other weekend Saturday AM until they go to school on Monday mornings. He does not have his own home and stays at his sisters house or his fathers house when he has them and has lately been staying at... Read more »
Custody and child support are two separate issues. A parent is always obligated to provide financial support to the child, regardless of whether or not they have custody of the child or even visitation rights. Obtaining full custody does not terminate child support. Child support only ends when a...Read more »
Child support terminates in Indiana at age 19 unless you have a disabled child. If your support is being paid by income withholding you may need an order from the court to terminate the withholding order when your child turns 19. I recommend consulting with a family law attorney in you area to...Read more »
I currently live in Texas. I found out my husband never divorced his first wife. We've been together almost 10 years, married 6 years. I am having our marriage voided and I'm moving to Indiana near Hartsville, with the kids. I will not have a job right away, I will make maybe 20% the amount of... Read more »
You can get child support established even if you do not have a job. Each county in Indiana has free legal services available to parents looking to establish child support obligations. This website can help you. https://www.in.gov/dcs/2483.htm
Oldest turns 19 in 2 days. Lives at college in Texas. Youngest turns 18 in three weeks and is in last year of high school. Will the support stop for the 19 year old or do I have to go to court to stop it? And will they automatically reevaluate the support for the other one when the support stops... Read more »
It will not automatically stop. You will need to file a petition to emancipate the child as of their 19th birthday. This shall be completed prior to the child's 19th birthday. A new child support worksheet will need to be completed to obtain the new support amount for the 17 year old. Therefore, I...Read more »
No. Child support does not get stopped due to a disagreement about parenting. If you disagree with your daughter staying over at her boyfriend's house that is an issue for you to bring up with the custodial parent. If nothing is done, it may be an issue you need to visit in court.
You don't have the ability to choose who you live with. The judge overseeing your custody will make a decision based on the best interests of the child. You don't get to decide who you live with until you are emancipated.
That said, the wishes of the child are a factor in deciding who will...Read more »
First, I am sorry to hear about the domestic abuse. Unless the Court terminates parental rights which is usually done in adoption cases or cases where the children are removed from the parents by the State. Therefore, unless there is an adoption, your husband will always have parental rights....Read more »
My fiance is currently paying child support for all four children and he is paying child support in Lafayette Indiana ,Gary Indiana, Indianapolis and in Wisconsin my question is will I have to pay child support out of my paycheck and out of my taxes if we got married
You could ask but you would be denied. Child support is not for the parent, it is for the child. The courts will never agree to terminate child support to a child. That is not in the best interests of the child. The only time child support will terminate is when the child is emancipated or the...Read more »
Child support can be ordered from birth until a child turns 19 years of age or is otherwise emancipated. There are circumstances under which an 18 year old may be emancipated for child support purposes if not in school or enrolled to be in school. If you believe your child may qualify for...Read more »
Child support is modifiable if there has been a substantial change in circumstances since last order of the court or child support has not been modified during the preceding 12 months and new recommended support differs by at least 20% from current order.
I have explained to the children that the support is to provide them with food, shelter, and their needs and that in fact the money is for "me" to do exactly that. When my oldest turned 18, he moved out and told me that he should receive "half" of the support that I was receiving for him and his... Read more »
What's the question? You are correct. Child support is paid to the custodial parent and not the children for use on behalf of the children. It would be crazy if it were paid directly to the children for them to determine how to use it. It doesn't matter if your daughter believes her father should...Read more »
No. Child support terminates at emancipation or the age of 19. Adult children have the right to sue for back child support for a period of time after the child support obligation period terminates though.
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