My girlfriend is on Medicaid in Michigan and we are about to have our first baby. I just graduated college and am looking for a full-time job. In the meantime while we save up for a place of our own we are staying with her parents. I read that the state of michigan charges the father some amount of... Read more »
Yes, if Medicaid pays for the birth expenses, you will get a bill at some point. You may want to rethink holding off on marriage if your girlfriend is the person you intend to marry at some point any way. It may be cheaper for you in the long run to marry now. You also want to be sure your...Read more »
An additional child generally causes an increase in support obligation. Doesn't really matter is the father wants anything to do with the baby. And if you or the child receive any public assistance, there will be a support obligation unless he can prove he is not the father.
I'm worried he's going to get all of their stimulus money plus the child tax credit that will soon to come out every month he owes at least 5,000 in back child support all three of our children live with me full time I'm worried that he's going to be getting all of their money... Read more »
Is there a child support order? If so, you may need to address some of this with the friend of the court. You may also need to make a motion in court about the stimulus money and to make clear who can claim the children for taxes.
I have been paying on my arearage for the last four years. My passport was suspended. I understand I no longer have to pay my child support when receiving SSI. How do I get my passport back for if and when I ever do want to go to Canada or somewhere? My daughter is now 30 and I have grandkids. If I... Read more »
Yes, women do pay child support. Child support does not magically change unless someone goes to the friend of the court of the judge and explain why it should change. If your ex hasn't seen the child, I assume you are the child's full time provider. You should be filing a motion with the...Read more »
The father claims our 1 child the past few years due to my disability and no taxes to file. I've never signed an 8332 tax form for him to claim the child. We never married either. We do not have any agreement through court for who claims our child on taxes. I read that the custodial parent is... Read more »
You will likely need to file a motion in court to get any money back. Here's the thing: the IRS doesn't know what the custody status is of any particular child. They do match social security numbers, and that's how they catch people fraudulently claiming dependents: two people claim...Read more »
My Children's mother and I have been taking care of our children seperately since 2017. I had lost my job in 2019, and I had health insurance through the health marketplace, and signed up to get health coverage for both of my youngest children. Not knowing that their health coverage would be... Read more »
My ex and I share joint custody of our kids. I pay child support because she is on disability and her income is lower. She has been married for over 6 years, had surgery to untie her tubes, and is pregnant with their second kid. She just requested child support for our kids be reviewed and... Read more »
Child support is determined on the basis of the ability to pay for both parents. The standard for modification is often a substantial and continuing” change, which can be caused by a change to either parent’s situation or both. As the last order appears to have been several years ago, it is...Read more »
The answer is “it depends”. Parents have a legal dury to support their children. Funds paid for the benefit of the minor child are for the child, not the parent receiving. The Court will scrutinize any request to waive child support on the basis of (1) is the child being deprived of a standard...Read more »
Social security benefits can be taken for both current and past due child support arrears. The amount that can be taken is limited by statute, but the percentage is high, relative to your benefit. Your options will all require court intervention. The court has the authority to lower or suspend...Read more »
Yes; the order remains with the originating state. The state where the payer is in will enforce the order. And as you might imagine dealing with multiple agencies in different states: keep receipts and an accounting.
Child support would end; the child would be an heir and so would be entitled to at least some portion of your ex's estate. But if there is nothing in the estate, then it ends there. You would need to provide medical insurance. It's really no different than if your ex died while you were...Read more »
I'm 38 his friend that was the cosigner on his house passed july 2020. Can me and my adult sibling sue her estate for back child support Michigan since after he died it went to her they weren't married
She wants the divorce due to his failure to provide for last several years. She has necessarily been the sole support of the household. What options does she have? Can she file for sole custody to avoid supporting this bum?
Child support is for the child and the guidelines used to calculate it largely take into account the number of overnights each parent has with the child and the disparity in income. The number of overnights - mostly construed to be parenting time - are governed by a different set of factors....Read more »
Ex wife didn't inform the court of her new job almost 2 years ago and her hourly rate came up significantly and we pretty much made the same amount. So continued to collect child support based on her lower wage amount. Can I ask it to be recalculated and back dated to when she got her new job?... Read more »
The father of my 2 children and I had been together for 16 years. Living together for over 10, our eldest is 14. We both agreed to stop child support because it was OUR income/outcome but he recently moved out. He is on the lease/utilities and state grant (DHS), I am unable to provide a forwarding... Read more »
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