Both parents mutually agreed that our 16 year old would move to New York and enroll in schooling. We cannot agree on a modification of support. Is there a way to have the support (and custody) modified without having to appear in court or hire a lawyer? The process seems fairly straight forward... Read more »
There should be a Joint Modification Petition and Agreement and Financial Statements of both parties and if the MDOR is involved they need to be notified as well. You can go on the state website for the forms. Child support should be under the child support guidelines which are driven by the...Read more »
Hello, yes, you should file a Modification proceeding and a Motion for Temporary Orders seeking primary physical custody of the child and if granted, then you would be entitled to child support from the other spouse.
(Mass General law Chapter 265, Section 25 governs extortion.) ... Extortion is a criminal offense whereby an individual obtains property or money by any type of force and threats of 1) violence, 2) property damage, 3) harm to reputation, or 4) unfavorable government action.
Putative father should rather than get into the nuances of whether there may be a criminal proceeding instead bring forward a Paternity action in the Probate Court where the child is born/living to establish paternity and seek visitation as well as child support orders.
The girlfriend’s mother does not give her any child support she gets from her father. Girlfriend’s mom gets snap benefits and child support and refuses to give the daughter any money. I been supporting this 16 year old.
If the children have been living in Puerto Rico for more than 6 months, Massachusetts would not have jurisdiction. You would need to pursue a Custody Complaint or if there are extant orders/judgment in Divorce or Custody and Support, a Modification there .
You can file three Complaints for Custody-Support-Parenting Time in the Middlesex Probate and Family Court. You can seek to waive the filing fees if you have a low income. After you have filed, I would suggest filing a motion for temporary orders to obtain an award of child support from the...Read more »
That $500 I was supposed to pay was supposed to stop me from being sent to jail. On top of paying child support, my son's mother filed a contempt charge and she has stopped letting me see my son, she hasn't allowed me to see him since August of 2018. I'm wondering on what I should do
Was the State taking the moneys for arrears in child support? Or did you owe the state otherwise? If it was not taken for child support , you will need to obtain the money from family or friends or you will be taken into custody/jail as the Court has made a finding that you can pay the support. If...Read more »
If you are paying all that is required of you from one paycheck, it does not make sense that more money would be taken out of your second paycheck. For example, if your total pay from one job equaled the amount you are currently being paid from your two jobs, and you were paying the total amount...Read more »
My daughters’ father owes $34,000 in arrears plus and additional $24,000 in interest. For the entire 2018, he has only fulfilled his monthly obligation once, mostly only making 1-2 payments a month. Arrears continue to increase. I filed contempt and he was served on12/14..after this date, he... Read more »
Are you represented by counsel? That's a good idea to be. Nobody can offer you predictions, but you and the opposing party will be asked to plead your case and submit evidence re: contempt. Intention is also a key element, be forewarned. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis...Read more »
Divorce decree states "no child support, no alimony" in both directions. Mother has full custody and (adoptive) stepparent has the kid every other weekend. Fast forward seven years, the kid is 16, getting into trouble, and mostly uninterested in going to Stepdad's every other weekend. If Stepdad... Read more »
DOR just started taking child support from my check but I am waiting for the defendant, my ex to respond to the complaint. Can they take $$ if I'm questioning the arrears? Also how long does the defendant have to respond to the claim? What do I do if he doesn't respond and where can I get a default... Read more »
Yes. There is a court order in place to withhold money from your paycheck for purposes of the payment of child support. The father has 30 days to file an answer to your complaint after he is served with a copy of the complaint. You will not get a default judgment from the court if he does not...Read more »
My mom got an expatre motion back in January based on my brother being choked/strangle by his dad. Two dcys cases were opened on him, he has mulitple arrests but yet when the decision came in it states that my brother has to speak with his dad 5 times a week. Go with him every other weekend and one... Read more »
It sounds like the New Hampshire Court is recognizing that there could be a change in jurisdiction to Massachusetts and you should consider engaging Massachusetts counsel to advise on the timing of filings here.
One has severe depression from years of injuries and a poor middle school experience one has anger issues saying I abandoned her in middle and was not as loving as I should have been. My husband told them I never loved any of them. This is all out of the blue. Husband struggling to help fix... Read more »
First of all, smoking weed with the children is inappropriate and if the DCF learns of this "neglect" on his part, he will likely need to be removed from the home by you or you will need to leave the home with the children or you can be accused of also being neglectful by DCF. Are the children in...Read more »
In Massachusetts: The child will be going to college closer to Dad. Mom just moved another hour further away from his school. Makes sense for him to call Dad's home, home base (we're 45 minutes away) . We want to end the child support order to mom, and Dad is not requesting support from Mom. Only... Read more »
Is the child in agreement to living with you primarily when he or she is in college? Did you previously have a close relationship with the child? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you can pursue a Modification of support once he or she moves in with you.
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