Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer Child support is a statewide system, so it doesn't matter if one parent does not reside in your county. You should be filing in the county you reside in to establish child support.
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 obligations can also be terminated if the children are adopted and your parental rights are terminated.
If you think you should be paying less because she is better off, you can petition the...
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer 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 parent's parental rights are terminated or the child is emancipated.
Clarissa Finnell's answer 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 review the facts of your particular case. If you owe back support, then you cannot merely stop paying support when your child turns 19. Also, payment of college expenses can extend past the age of...
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer 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
K. Aaron Heifner's answer 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 would file a petition to emancipate the 19yr old and modify the current child support for the remaining one minor child.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer 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.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer 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 have custody. Those wishes are given heavier weight in consideration at age 14.
William J Webster's answer 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.
If you haven't done so already, I recommend filing for a Protective Order and including the child, so if he suddenly appears and wants to see the child you will have a protective order in...
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer Child support calculations require all income to be reported, no exceptions. Failure to disclose can have negative consequences for you in the future. Do not lie or conceal information on these forms.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer The best way to find out is to contact whomever is handling child support cases locally, or, if they do not have the answer, contact whomever is handling the payments.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer 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 child is adopted.
Clarissa Finnell's answer 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 emancipation, contact a family law attorney to review the specific facts of your case.
Clarissa Finnell's answer 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.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer 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 not have to pay child support, nor does it matter that your son thinks that he is entitled to a portion of the money you were receiving for his support. That's not how it works.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer 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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