Maureen Martin Caster's answer It depends on when the child support became due. If it was while the Friend of the Court was involved, you need to contact your caseworker and discuss what they will do to collect it. If it was after an order was entered but you were not utilizing the Friend of the Court for collection, you will need to seek enforcement on your own.
Brent T. Geers' answer Child support, custody, and parenting time all all separate issues for a court to decide absent an agreement between the parties. If your brother is determined to be the child's legal father, and he makes efforts to be involved in the child's life, then he will likely at least be entitled to parenting time. However, and unfortunately, he may need to take initiative on this one. If he does nothing, then it's certainly possible for him to end up paying child support with no enforceable parenting...
Maureen Martin Caster's answer Send the name and address of your new employer to the Friend of the Court (you are required to do so within 30 days of changing employment). The FOC will do a new income withholding for the new employer. However, there will be a delay in getting the new order going and so money won't be coming out of your check right away. You may wish to make a direct payment to FOC so you don't get in an arrears situation.
Maureen Martin Caster's answer Each time his parenting time is refused, he needs to file a complaint with the Friend of the Court. He should also file a motion for an actual parenting time schedule so he knows which days are his. You can't just "sign off" parental rights. This is only done in two circumstances.
Maureen Martin Caster's answer He is obligated to pay child support no matter where he lives as long as there is a court order. You need to let your Friend of the Court know where he is living now so they can proceed to collect it.
John Joseph Rizzo III's answer I do not think that the state trying to get reimbursement from him for the assistance you received gives him any legal rights to the children. He could file a paternity action to get rights to the child that is his, but if he has not done that and he is not on the birth certificate, I do not see how he currently would have any rights.
Maureen Martin Caster's answer When child support is calculated the number of children each party has is one factor they use. He should file a motion in the first case asking that the support be re-calculated based on a change of circumstances.
Maureen Martin Caster's answer That question can't really be answered here as there are many factors that go into setting the child support such as income, tax deductions, medical. You would need to go to an attorney and discuss this.
Brent T. Geers' answer Termination of parental rights - voluntarily or by trial - ends the parent-child relationship. Unfortunately, there is likely nothing any attorney can do for your boyfriend at this point.
Maureen Martin Caster's answer When determining if custody should be changed, the judge must address the Best Interest of the Child. This is a series of questions set out by the courts to help the judge make the determination. Support is only one of those factors.
Maureen Martin Caster's answer Yes. The Friend of the Court will calculate child support based on your current income and on the number of children you have. They will need to know if you have custody of the other child(ren) or if you are currently ordered to pay support on them.
Brent T. Geers' answer The court is unlikely to enter a parenting time order for less than 90 overnights. The issue isn't so much how much parenting time he used, but rather how much time is reasonable. Ultimately whether he uses the time or not is up to him, not you or the court.
The $1.542.67 sounds like inputted income. The court can credit you with an income even if you don't work. Typically, it's 40 hours a week multiplied by the minimum wage. The court does this when it is believed that you could work...
Brent T. Geers' answer Your situation is too complex to answer here. A lot will depend on if someone else were ordered to pay support, and if there were any expenses for the child paid for by the state.
This is definitely a situation where the "new" father may want to test and challenge paternity, just to make sure all the facts are as they really are now.
Brent T. Geers' answer Depends on what the judgement of divorce says. If he was ordered to pay child support, and he did, I doubt that he has any legal obligation to help cover the expenses you describe.
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