D. Patrick McCullough's answer In your quest for Custody, you also need to ask the court to terminate any child support payable to your X and also a request that your X pay you child support. That should take care of the problem.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer How old is your daughter? He has no right to do what he did if you have full physical custody; however depending upon your daughter's age and the circumstances as to why she left, will impact on what the court will do in this situation. You should hire an experienced family law attorney to assist you.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer A substantial change in financial circumstances can be a basis to change a child support obligation. I would need to know much more to give you a complete answer. You would need to bring a motion in order to lower support(unless your X agreed). You should talk with an atty to help you.
Lisa Watson Cyr's answer To seek relief from a child support obligation, your friend should bring a motion to modify or suspend the child support order during the period he will not be earning an income.
Lisa Watson Cyr's answer An agreement to share extracurricular activity expenses is an obligation that is in addition to the guideline basic, medical and childcare support order. Based on the information you provided, it appears you and your ex-wife agreed to equally share the cost of extracurricular activities for the children without defining exactly what those activities include. Without any specific activities identified in your decree, "extracurricular activities" may include all of the activities you indicate...
D. Patrick McCullough's answer It appears you have a valid concern. If there is a provision in the Judgment and Decree relating to these expenses, than that would control. If the J&D does not address this issue and the matter is then brought before a judge, there are a # of considerations the court would take into consideration before ruling on this issue. In any event, certainly she should not incur expenses without your knowledge and consent unless the J&D expressly states she can.
Lucas Wynne's answer All of the money should be going towards the medical bills if that is what the page was created for - not to you and not to your ex. In fact, if either of you profit from this personally (rather than pay off the bills) a crime may have been committed.
D. Patrick McCullough's answer Generally most child support Orders provide for a specific dollar amount to be paid on a monthly/semi-monthly or weekly basis and they then calculate the amount that is taken out of each check, depending upon how the individual is paid so that at the end of the year the total Ordered Child Support equalizes the amount ordered. Therefore, generally the same amount is taken from each check, no matter if there are 4 or 5 checks per month.
Lisa Watson Cyr's answer If your son's father is not paying his court-ordered child support, you have a few options. If he is working, you may want to apply for income withholding services through the appropriate county. You also have the option to bring a motion seeking to have your son's father held in contempt for non-payment of support.
Lucas Wynne's answer There are all types of welfare programs for individuals who meet income requirements. If you do not know who fathered your child, it is best to seek voluntary paternity tests and, if necessary, bring a paternity action against the likely father as to establish child support.
Lucas Wynne's answer Unfortunately, I cannot answer this question because it is too vague. I am unsure of the "why" behind the reason you are paying the $500 per month. I would need to know more information.
Lucas Wynne's answer You are best off speaking with an attorney about your particular situation. If it has been sixteen years, there would likely be very little time left to pay support. This does not mean you will get out of paying, but I would not simply trust the mother's calculation as to the amount of support.
Lucas Wynne's answer Attorneys are prohibited from making comparative statements of their services such as calling themselves "the best." Virtually any lawyer who practices family law (or is willing to) can bring this motion for you.
Lucas Wynne's answer You pay for an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, you seek help from your local legal services organization. However, the local legal services organization is not under any obligation to represent you.
Lucas Wynne's answer I assume you are referring to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) but I am unsure where you received your information. It is not unconstitutional for a state other than that in which you live to enforce a child support order against you. If this were the case, every person who wanted to avoid paying child support would move to another state.
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