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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 »

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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 and... 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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Q: If I was incarcerated for more than 12 years, am I still obligated to pay backed up child support for all them years?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 12, 2019

Unfortunately, you are still obligated to pay that child support, as each time a child support payment becomes due, it acts as a mini-judgment against the payor (you). That being said, depending on the age of the child, the child/custodial parent may run up against a statute of limitations issue... Read more »

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Q: I owe my child 5,000 in back time child support. If i want to pay it in full how do i go about doing this?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Feb 4, 2019

Assuming that the case is set up through DHS, you can pay it directly through them and they can credit it towards your outstanding balance.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: When seeking a modification (increase) of child support, must each parent provide an updated financial disclosure?

And is the financial status or assets of a step-parent relevant in modifications?

Arnab Kumar Banerjee
Arnab Kumar Banerjee answered on Jan 29, 2019

i dont think you have to provide financial status because in the application form of child support by Mississippi department of human service, i did not find any such financial status information. they ask for your social security number. follow this link to see :... Read more »

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Q: Can someone take you to court for not providing insurance but the child is on medicaid

My ex is trying to to take me to court for $8000 due to not providing my child with insurance. At the time my ex had my child on medicaid in addition i had my child on my insurance through work? Can my ex do this?

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 3, 2019

Depending on the court order, your ex may take you to court for contempt due to not having the child on insurance, even though the child may be on Medicaid. If, however, you had your child on your insurance, then it should be a matter of providing that documentation to the court.

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Q: My husband has 3 kids, one is 20 and the other is 18, both live on their own. is he still responsible for child support

In Feb of next year, they will be 21 and 19. Divorce took place in Alabama

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 18, 2018

Alabama law would govern this. He will need to consult with an Alabama attorney to better answer this question.

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Q: How to get delinquent child support payments forgiven
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 18, 2018

Back child support really cannot be forgiven, as each one is sort of like a mini-judgment against the paying party. That being said, if the other party agrees that they have received payments for back child support already, that may allow you to reduce the arrearage.

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