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...Read more »
Mom makes more than Dad. Dad had to quit job to watch kids that are under his care because Support money made it impossible to pay for daycare. Support isn't being used for caring for daughter, she's never wearing shoes that fit, her hygiene is questionable.. Also daughter will be with... Read more »
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.
I'm paying $1,800 a month in child support and then it says as additional child support the parties agree to equally share the costs of extracurricular activities above and beyond the standard schooling curriculum. I am wondering what that includes? My ex-wife is signing the kids up for voice... Read more »
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...Read more »
I was told extracurricular activities is not events such as sporting fees and piano, Girl Scouts, voice lessons. She is signing them up for everything and then I have to pay half in addition to the $1,800 a month I don't think that's right isn't that what the child support is for? If... Read more »
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...Read more »
My daughter had to be hospitalized last month and the insurance company (her mothers policy for her and my daughter) covered much of the cost but not everything. After insurance I pay 62% of whatever is left to pay. My ex set up a GFM page that stated the money would be used to pay medical bills... Read more »
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.
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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.
Bitter ex took me to court for my child after we split and surprisingly he won full custody. My son (7) resides in Florida and I live here in MN. His father and I were never married. I have been paying $500 a month to him for the past 4 years without a court order. What's your advice? Should I... Read more »
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.
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.
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.
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...Read more »
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