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.
Assuming your attempts to collect back child support are within Indiana law, yes. Please be aware that there are statute of limitations for collecting back child support after a certain age, emancipation or adoption.
I live in Indiana. My ex wife was engaged 4 months after we were divorced. She has gotten remarried. They live in our old house. When child support was calculated it was based on her expenses at that house. Now he lives there with his daughter. Should the income and expenses be recalculated since... Read more »
Based on your question if there has been a substantial change in circumstances child support can be re-calculated. If that is found you can request her spouses income be imputed into the calculation but you must be able to prove that the other income is covering what are the needs of the child.
If it is court ordered then yes, but you must look at the language of the agreement, because most agreements state unless otherwise unable to. Since you have picked up the insurance on the children you must provide your ex with a copy of those documents. IF you fail to do so it could result in your...Read more »
My daughters father has not paid child support, he goes months without contacting her, shes 2, and months without seeing her. He will text me a couple days before he wishes to see her and when i tell him that i have plans he gets upset and says that its my fault he doesn't have a relationship with... Read more »
When you get married and your significant other wants to adopt the child you must first terminate the biological parents rights first and then put the adoption through. The termination can be consented to or contested and if contested then a hearing will have to be conducted to see what is in the...Read more »
You an modify child support only when there is a significant change in circumstances. There is no set number of times just have to meet that standard of review. The things the court can take into consideration are overnights by the parties, change in income by either party or both, change in...Read more »
If the party does not pay the full amount of support per week then the arrears will build. If the other party is not seeing them regularly you can move to modify the visitation but it won't stop the visitation.
You need to file a motion with the court if there is an active or was an active case in this matter. You can also contact the local IV-D Prosecutor's Office and tell them the situation and see what they advise you to do.
The State of Indiana would represent her in a child support matter. The State of Indiana represents the child not mother because the support is for the child not for the mother. Mother can hire private counsel to assist her but the State would still be involved because of the child support action...Read more »
I have completed the paper work to file a support modification. Father refuses to assert his income on child support worksheet in an attempt for me to not file and receive more child support. Can I still file and judge mandates he provides the income information.
You need to bring this up with the court that oversees your child custody arrangement. If there is an order in place for parenting time then the father needs to respect that. If he is not then you need to go back to court and have the judge force him to do so.
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