Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Mississippi Child Support Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: My ex. arrears balance is 84,000 for twins who are now 23. One has a handicap. Does this balance expire due to age?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 16, 2020

Yes. Your children (or you acting on their behalf) have until their 28th birthday to initiate an action against your ex to collect the arrears, otherwise the balance may be wiped clean. I would highly encourage you to reach out to a family law attorney as soon as possible, so that an action can be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: How can my brother get answers about his child support case with him being the non custodial parent?

He received a letter in the mail stating that he had a 0.00 balance in arrears then a few days later in received a letter that he is $1400 in the rear. He have sent letters , he went to the office, and he has called to request someone to talk to him and No one will talk to him about his case.... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 16, 2020

His best bet will be to continue reaching out to someone with child support enforcement, and request an accounting statement so that he can verify what his balance is, and when the balance accrued.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Mississippi on
Q: What can I do if my husband married another woman while we are still legally married
Christopher Dunnells
Christopher Dunnells answered on May 13, 2020

It depends on what you want to accomplish.

If you want to get divorce, an attempt to get married to another woman would be persuasive evidence in establishing adultery. If you want to get the second marriage set aside, you could petition the chancery court for a declaratory judgment to...
Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: my Ex-husband and I share custody of our son he won’t pay child support.

I called DHS they said he never filed a paycheck stub to show what he makes. Do I have to allow him to see our son?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 10, 2020

Yes. Even though he does not pay child support, you still have an obligation to produce the child for visitation, otherwise you would also be in contempt of the court order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: I currently pay child to the mother but my daughter lives with me. The mother is incarcerated. Will my support stop?

She has been living with me for 2 years. To hire a attorney and have the support reversed cost over 2000$

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 10, 2020

You would definitely need to hire a lawyer to draft the necessary documents requesting that support be terminated, and to show a change in custody. Unfortunately, the support does not stop automatically.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: If i was in jail

If i was in jail payment was adding up can i get it reduce i was paying before i went in got behind because of jail

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 10, 2020

Unfortunately, once a child support payment becomes due, there is no way to wipe it clean. That being said, if you have had a reduction in your income, you can ask the court to lower your regular child support payments.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: If a father pay for the child insurance is it true that he does not have to pay child support?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 16, 2020

No. Typically insurance is included in addition to the base level child support. For clarity, you may want to review the court order (if one has already been issued).

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: My fiance is supporting my 2 children and our new baby. Can his child support be lowered?

I am a stay at home mom with our son and my 4 year old daughter, my other daughter is 7. We receive no child support for my girls bc their father is unemployed (working on getting disability for health issues). He fully supports me, our son, and my 2 girls. I feel his ex wife expects too much and... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 25, 2020

It can be lowered; however, in order for that to happen, he would need to petition the court for it to be lowered. If you cannot afford a private attorney, you may want to consider reaching out to a legal aid organization for assistance.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: I be legally sued and forced to pay child support by a non U.S. citizen for a child that I do not recognize

I am a U.S. citizen and resident of the state of Mississippi and I have been threatened to be sued for child support by a non U.S. citizen but Philippine citizen for a child that I do not recognize as mine and my name is not on the birth certificate

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 12, 2020

You can be sued; however, it is more of a question as to whether the mother can establish paternity. If so, then you may be on the hook for child support; if not, then you would not have to worry about child support unless you hold yourself out to be the father.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: After 5 years of trying, I was finally awarded a child support order. I was told that the absent father was ordered to

Pay over $600 per month. However, I have only received 3 $50 payments. Why am I not receiving the amount that was ordered in the judgment? Why am I not consistently receiving payments? Should the payments come on the same day every month?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 7, 2020

It sounds like you may need to consider talking to a family law attorney to file a contempt action against the father for failure to adequately pay child support, as he should be paying the full amount on a regular basis.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: My child support states pay until child is 21 or otherwise is declared emancipated . He is graduated high school

He is not going to college an will not get a job .

Anything I can do?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 1, 2020

Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done based on the facts presented. The child support will follow the child until he reaches 21, regardless of where he is living, who he is living with, or his lack of work or school.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: child is 15 father never been on child support. I applied for child support 1 year ago why still no court order
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 2, 2019

When you say that you applied for child support, do you mean that you applied through DHS, or you filed your own action to have the father put on child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Me and the mother of our 3 kids are separating after 12 years. What all should i expect from the court process?

I make 660 a week. I bring home 411 out of that. We are currently 24k in debt (all in my name). I pay her car note 250 dollars and provide healthcare for the kids somewhat 290 a month a believe. We were not married. She left me for another man. I am completely ignorant about how this will go... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Dec 2, 2019

More than likely, she will initiate legal proceedings against you for custody over the three children, as well as request child support. Assuming that she got custody, your child support obligation would be a certain percentage of your adjusted gross income. I would highly recommend that you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: My ex boyfriend got a divorce from me and custody of my kids now im paying him child support and dont get to see my kids

What can i do i cant afford a lawyer

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 17, 2019

You will need a lawyer to sue for contempt. If you cannot afford one, then your best bet will be to try to contact a legal aid organization.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: How do I go about getting full custody of my child he has been with me since he was 6 months and he is now 4 yrs old.

His mother dropped my son off to my mother when he was six month old and haven't had him since and I got my son from my mother about a year ago and since he has been with me the mother is trying to take my son. I provide for my son, pay his daycare fees, and give him the love that he deserves... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 12, 2019

You will likely need to get an attorney to file the necessary paperwork to start a child custody action.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: Child support is automatically deducted from my paycheck . The mother has full custody and will not respond in any way.

This is concerning visitation.

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 12, 2019

It sounds like you will need to have an attorney file a contempt action against the mother for failure to abide by a visitation order, assuming that there is one. If there is not one, then you will need an attorney to file the necessary petition to establish visitation rights with the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Mississippi child leaves home for college and has a job and receives financial aid do I still pay.

Custodial parent lives in Mississippi I live in California

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

Yes, you still have to pay. The child support follows the child wherever he or she may be until the child reaches the age of majority.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Mississippi on
Q: Can I file for a no-fault divorce and ask for sole legal custody of my 2 children?

What are the advantages of a fault divorce?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on May 6, 2019

You can. As far as the advantages, if the other party does not agree to the ID divorce, then you can put on testimony to establish the fault based grounds.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: Per Divorce Decree other parent was to pay half of private school tuition and hasn't for 8 years. Can I do anything?

He didn't pay from 2006-2014

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 13, 2019

Yes, you can initiate a contempt action against the other parent on behalf of the minor child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Q: I reside in Mississippi. My ex wants me to pay college expenses 100%.

. Am I obligated to pay for college? Can my ex make me pay?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Mar 25, 2019

It depends. Is there a custody and child support order in place? If so, what does the child support order say?

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.