Mississippi Child Support Questions & Answers

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
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 that could keep them from collecting that child support.

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?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
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.

Q: When seeking a modification (increase) of child support, must each parent provide an updated financial disclosure?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Arnab Kumar Banerjee's answer
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 :

http://www.mdhs.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Child-Support-Application.pdf

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
Arthur Calderon's answer
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.

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Nov 18, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
Alabama law would govern this. He will need to consult with an Alabama attorney to better answer this question.

Q: How to get delinquent child support payments forgiven

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Nov 18, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
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.

Q: I've had full custody of my two kids for 7 months and im still getting child suppport taken from my check every week.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Nov 8, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
You need to get with an attorney, and they can file a petition to terminate child support.

Q: Do I sue my father who has moved to AK for child support in AK or the state (MS) where the child support was establishe

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 30, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
You would bring a contempt action in the original court where child support was established.

Q: Possible to get a modification on court ordered child support obligations while owing/currently paying back owed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
You should get with a family law attorney to seek a modification of his CS since one child is 21, and based on any change of his income.

Q: How can I get my ex to contest his paternity in Mississippi? This is not his child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
The natural father would be the proper party to try and establish custody, especially if there is proof that he is the father, such as through a DNA test.

Q: do i have any rights, custody or visitation?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Mississippi on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
You need to get with an attorney ASAP. As a father, you have certain rights that it looks like she is trying to limit. I'd be curious to see what sort of papers that she showed you, as well as whether they were signed by a judge. That being said, if custody or visitation was never established, then you may have the ability to sue for custody over your child, or at the very least, standard visitation.

Q: child’s father refuse to take DNA test and the chid support program isn’t doing anything with my case. How do I get help

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
You could sue him to establish paternity, in which case that would open the door for child support to become established.

Q: Statue of limitation in Mississippi

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Sep 12, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
If there is a child support order in MS, then your children have until their 28th birthdays to initiate suit, otherwise he won't have to pay. They need to get with an attorney ASAP, otherwise they may waive their ability to collect.

Q: Can I sue my father for unpaid child support? Is there a statue of limitations in which it has to be done by?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Sep 10, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
It really depends. Once you reach the age of majority (21), you have 7 years from then to sue someone for back child support, otherwise the statute of limitations runs. Your best bet is going to be to consult with a family law attorney to assist with retrieving that back child support, as well as sue the father for contempt for failure to pay.

Q: My son is 19 years old. Is his father and I responsible for his medical bills?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
Typically, yes, as he is still considered a minor until he turns 21. That being said, if it was a voluntary medical expense that was memorialized through contract (like counseling), then that may change it to where he would be responsible, because the age of being able to contract is 18.

Q: Are CS and college expenses separate in MS? I recieve CS but dad isn't wanting to continue AND help with college.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Aug 27, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
College is normally something that is contemplated in child support papers. Given the facts of your case, you may want to consider consulting with an attorney to discuss a material change in circumstances that warrant modifying the child support to include college.

Q: I'm From Texas I'm on Child Support For my 3yearold Daughter But She Moved To Mississippi Recently Can I go visit Her ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
It really depends on what the custody and visitation order says. If it says that you are to have visitation during a set time, then the mother must produce the child for visitation.

Q: If my husband's son's mother allows the child to live with his father does he have to pay her money every week?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Aug 1, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
No. With the way that child support works, it follows the child wherever the child lives. Your husband's best bet is going to be to get with an attorney to modify custody, as well as child support, siting the fact that the child now lives with his father and that the mother is threatening to take the son away if the father does not pay her money.

Q: I need some with getting a divorce

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Domestic Violence for Mississippi on
Answered on Jul 8, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
Based on the facts as you've told them, you have several grounds for a divorce. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on this forum, as most of us are happy to provide a free consultation to discuss your case, and advise you accordingly.

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