Not really. The Revocation of Paternity Act essentially has a 3 year time bar. At 17 years old, your case is well beyond that. And with you having full custody, I would imagine even if some form of relief were possible to get in front of a judge, a court would find that it's in the child's best...Read more »
I gave the courts correct address for him but he evades (never answers door, has wife answer for him and say she doesn’t know him or he doesn’t live there).He was recently jailed for about 20+ days will I receive a payment from the courts? We also have 2 children (he signed both birth certificates
The father and I haven't been together months prior to her being born, but because she is on state aid(medical insurance etc) the state filed for child support. Paternity has been established but he denied the request to collect what the state said he owes. Am I, the mother of the child, required... Read more »
Ordinarily, no. The issue of child support at this stage is between him and the state, represented by the prosecutor's office. If he is the father, which you say has been established, and the child is receiving state aid, then he is going to have a child support obligation.
He owes 35000, before I filed lien I spoke to 2 attorneys and foc and was told what he owes in back support to me is separate from what he owes the state. Now the foc judge said at his last hearing that if they collect anything from lawsuit, it would 1st go to pay the state and then pay the... Read more »
Is he trying to stop his child support obligation? To the extent he owes arrearages, that's not going away. To the extent that he was financially supporting the girlfriend, and she wasn't reporting that for state assistance, she may have committed welfare fraud; but that doesn't negate his child...Read more »
The other parent is now asking to remove child support or “call it even” now they have one and I have one kid.... the thing is I make more money and the child I have with me is 16... what will the judge say?
You may want to connect with a local family law attorney or run the numbers yourself on Michigan's child support calculator. You may find that "calling it even" is actually in your best interest since you make more money.
Currently the MI website says "Your application for this case is being processed. The Ask a Question feature will become available to you once the application reaches the Prosecuting Attorney." How do I find out what is going on? How long does it take? Getting very low on funds. Any help is... Read more »
The mother knows the child isn’t his and has moved to another state when the child was a baby. It’s been 10yrs. Will identifying paternity be enough to stop/close child support case and payments. Will she owe him for all the money that she has taken?
Once your fiance signed the birth certificate (and I presume acknowledgment of paternity), that's saying "I have no reason to dispute paternity". There is a legal mechanism to revoke paternity, but after 10 years, that would be some tough sledding. Further, once his name is on a birth certificate,...Read more »
Depends on what's happening. I would imagine the sentence involves paying a certain amount (all or substantially all of the back support) or serve a number of days in jail. If that is the case, there is no bail for a bondsman to work out.
Family Law is governed by the State you or your children reside; Immigration law is Federal Administrative Proceedings and any attorney anywhere from within the US can represent you. I am an Immigration attorney in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with 15 plus years of experience and I am fully bilingual...Read more »
I have a 6 mo th old and filed for child support in March and got a hearing for July. But the other mother filed last week and has a hearing next Monday. Her daughter is older that my son. So I am wondering if she will end up getting more even though I filed first.
It doesn't matter. The child support formula applicable in all cases will account for other support cases. But the actual amount owed in any case is determined by the factors present in each case, specifically your income, his income, the parenting time arrangement, and any child care of health...Read more »
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.