The obligation to financially support a child is independent of the right to have a parental relationship with the child through custody and parenting time. Child support is quite bluntly, a formula; you plug in some numbers and out comes a payment amount. All things being equal, the best, most...Read more »
The Biological father moved out of state. If he comes back would he be ordered to support from the child's birth? State assistance was used for my son's prenatal and birth care. I am looking at getting married and doing a step parent adoption. I believe I would have to given him legal rights then... Read more »
By your question, I assume you believe this person is the father of a child. First step is to file a paternity case in the county you live in indicating that you believe this person is the biological father. He will then have the opportunity to affirm or deny that allegation. If he denies it, the...Read more »
If the Friend of Court is already accounting for your arrearages in the amount they are taking from your paycheck, then I think you'll be okay opening an account. Just know that at anytime, they could garnish it when you don't pay as agreed.
I have sole legal and physical custody and her father has zero overnights. My pay was increased as well. So I’m wondering if it’s beneficial for me to go back to court to have at the very least, the child care adjusted as it has almost tripled. I am afraid if I try to change the support order I... Read more »
You rightly identified the Catch 22 here. It wouldn't hurt for you to run the numbers of the online child support calculator to see how things might change just to be sure. But as you appear to realize, when you ask to recalculate support, it can go up or down.
In Michigan, child is 16-1/2, has been kicked out of high school for lack of attendance and has been in trouble with the law. He has been told by his PO, if he breaks the law again, there is a great chance that he will be charged as an adult do to criminal history & run-ins with the law.
Interesting question. If he were to be locked up on an adult charge, I would think at the very least, the Friend of the Court would need to weigh in as to whom and how much support is owed. It would not surprise me if both parents ended up sharing a child support obligation that would go directly...Read more »
If you are ordered to pay child support, you are, most likely, determined to be the legal father of a child. With that comes the right to pursue custody and parenting time. However, that is on you to pursue and is not automatically given just because you are determined to be a legal father to a...Read more »
My mom bought me a phone as a way of knowing where I am, but she caught me texting my grandma telling her thank for helping pay for my high school (senior)cap & gown stuff, so she took away the phone that was a gift and wont give it back because her new husband talks to her into not giving it back... Read more »
Sounds like there is some family dynamic issues going on that you should discuss with your mom. Aside from that, your mom is well within her right to take the phone away. Her house, her rules. If you are 18, or something like this happens after you turn 18, you could take the phone, leave, and find...Read more »
We've always come to agree on everything with our child and unborn baby. He has always been present and supported his children. I'm leaving, and we want joint custody. I do not want him to pay child support because he takes care of our child with me, I don't think it's necessary nor does he.
It's possible, especially if the child is not receiving state assistance. If there is state assistance involved, there will be a guidelines child support order in place to reimburse the state. That would be enforced by the state and neither of you would have a say in that.
A lot depends upon his Judge, your brother's prior record, and his sentencing guidelines. In most cases, the Court is more interested in payment. If the Court imposes a probationary sentence, they have an opportunity to hold jail or prison over his head if he does not make payments. He should...Read more »
It really depends on a number of factors, but most importantly whether the state provides any support for the mother or baby (doesn't sound like it does as they both work). Your son, though, should seek some local legal advice about this situation as there may be-as crazy as it sounds-very valid...Read more »
You should look on the Uniform Child Support Order for any particular provisions, but generally if he is still in high school, you'll continue support until he graduates or turns 19 1/2 years old. It makes no difference whether you've seen him.
You cannot simply sign off on parental rights. Particularly when there is not another person willing and able to step up (as is often the case is what is called a step parent adoption). Even when you can sign off, existing arrearages remain due and owing.
My son's father keeps a copy of every single pay stub from every pay check he receives from his employer, we have been back in forth with the friend of the court on getting on top of his employer in sending in payments. This last time we called our case worker they told us there was nothing they... Read more »
I can understand the frustration, but what's not clear in the question is what harm has occurred. It doesn't sound like the FOC is holding these late payments against him, and presumably the mother is receiving a check every month or whatever. Certainly, your son is doing what he's supposed to do,...Read more »
I have custody of my children and I already have a child support case started. They're just waiting to serve her. She lives in California and I live in Michigan. She probably won't sign the papers willingly.
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...Read more »
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