Maternal Grandmother has custody.
answered on Apr 17, 2023
Visitation and child support are separate issues. The lack of visitation does not mean no child support is owed. Conversely, withholding of visitation does not relieve the parent of the obligation to pay support. If the parental rights of the parent are terminated by court order, the obligation to... Read more »
My daughter's dad hasn't paid child support and he's not on any court order to pay any. I just want to know my options
answered on Mar 22, 2023
Paternity would need to be established before filing against him for child support. Once the Court determines he is the biological father, child support may be awarded based on a certain percentage of the father's adjusted gross income. The percentage will depend on how many children are involved.
Name was changed and all. DHS keeps taking money out of my brothers paycheck. If he was adopted after my brother signed over his rights, would DHS get a copy sent over once he was adopted to stop taking money out of his checks? And if not, how could they change the child’s last name without being... Read more »
answered on Dec 22, 2022
DHS would not automatically receive a copy of the adoption Order. If your brother has a copy, he should take them a copy or contact the caseworker and them that one was entered. However, if your brother was behind on his child support at the time of entry of the Order, he is still responsible for... Read more »
Would it be because the mother is 20 years younger then the father?
answered on Nov 20, 2022
Your question answers itself. One reason that a child support case would go to court IS because the mother requested support. It has nothing to do with the age of either parent. The second reason that a child support case would go to court is because the mother received benefits from the State,... Read more »
His original payment was based on unemployment income years ago. He makes significantly more money the last few years and DHS said o
It was supposed to increase three years ago when I asked for a review and they sent him letters but never followed through. He has three storage buildings... Read more »
answered on Oct 21, 2022
A couple of things is going on here.
1. If your son is 18, what is he doing as far as school, employment, living arrangements, etc. he may or may not be emancipated.
2. If he is not emancipated, you should hire a private attorney and file for an increase in support. DHS usually... Read more »
My daughter is 19 and my son is 22 i still have to pay child support to they mom, my children live together in Iowa I live in Mississippi and my children's mom lives in Florida my children get no support from their mom. My children have been living on they own for 1 and 1/2 years now. My son... Read more »
answered on Oct 4, 2022
Because your children are living independently from your ex-wife and your son is over 21, you should petition the court immediately to stop the child support and grant you credits toward any arrearage for the months that they have been living separately from her. They will not do this... Read more »
I’ve been in a relationship with my husband for 13 years and have been married to him. I caught him being unfaithful more than 7 times with different women. He isn’t legally here in the USA. His green card expired and he has no passport stamp. I want to get a divorce because of his infidelity... Read more »
answered on Oct 1, 2022
His immigration status should not affect the distribution in the divorce, although you can try to make such a claim. I don’t believe it will get you very far though. Any questions specific to his status should be directed to an immigration attorney.
I have custody papers I would like to know if they are still good even though i moved to another country. His dad has visitation and also signed for him to have a visa to live in Italy. He gets him during summer time June-August. He shares visitation with my parents who live in the same state as... Read more »
answered on Oct 1, 2022
They are still valid, though they may not address your current situation. If your payments are going trough Child Support Enforcement, they can gather the information needed to reevaluate support. DHS is not involved in child support. Child support ism modifiable in all states based on changes of... Read more »
answered on Oct 1, 2022
Yes, you still have to pay any arrearage that has accrued. Child support cannot be forgiven once it has vested; however, you may be able to receive credits against the arrearage, depending on the circumstances. Whether you are entitled to credits is entirely up to the Court.
answered on Sep 28, 2022
The requirements for a process server are: 1. 18 years or older, 2. not convicted of a felony, 3. not a party to the lawsuit. So, the answer is yes, if the ex-wife meets these requirements.
Does the child support stop for that one child that join the military?
answered on Jul 30, 2022
Not necessarily. If your child support order specifies an amount for each child, I.e., $200 per month per child for a total of $400 per month, then you would be safe to reduce your child support by the amount designated for the child that has joined the military, if he/she has joined the full... Read more »
answered on Jul 22, 2022
I do not practice law in Mississippi and this is not legal advise. However, another word for "giving up your rights" is to relinquish your parental rights, to terminate your rights. I hope that whatever situation you are facing that you are well.
The mother is extremely irrational, irate, and narcissistic. Child is being held over the fathers head and used as a tool to emotionally attack the father. The father is being stalked, harrsssed and bullied online by thousands of people.
answered on Jul 20, 2022
A father can voluntarily relinquish his parental rights; however, none of the reasons you have given would allow for a termination. The reasons may be a reason to change custody of the child to the father if he is suitable in other respects. However, if the mother agrees to the termination, the... Read more »
It says till 21 unless emancipated, does a full time job count as emancipation?
answered on Jul 19, 2022
If your child reaches the age of 18, graduates from high school but does not go on to college, and becomes employed full time, you should file a motion to terminate your child support. More than one emancipation event will have taken place; however, an attorney cannot tell you will 100% surety that... Read more »
I hired a private lawyer in 2020. July 2021 our court order was signed by my childrens father. His payments are suppose to come out his check through the state from his job. But it’s been one whole year and the payments are still not right. I have been to the child support office almost every... Read more »
answered on Jun 28, 2022
You would probably do better to take all of your paperwork to a private attorney and let him/her review it. The private attorney will be better able to spend the time on trying to determine what is going on with your case. If the court order states a specific amount each month for current support,... Read more »
The man was physically and mentally abusive. Will the woman win full custody for this reason no matter what.
answered on May 22, 2022
One of the factors that the court will take into consideration is whether violence has been perpetrated by either party during the relationship, especially if children were present at the time. Our case law and statutes are clear that the party who is found to have been violent during the... Read more »
abandonment in the state of MS, and the non-custodial parent is willing to sign them, but the children aren’t being adopted by someone else, will the non-custodial parent still be required to pay child support after they have relinquished their legal rights?
answered on May 21, 2022
No. Once the parental relationship is terminated, all obligations cease. The exception is that if the non-custodial parent had accrued a child support arrearage prior to the termination and a contempt action was brought to recover those funds, the arrearage is still owed.
When does he has to make next lump sum payment
answered on Apr 28, 2022
You have to look at the order regarding how he must pay the child support. more than likely there is not a requirement to pay lump sums in specific intervals, except for the monthly support amount. The question is have you had him cited for contempt. If he is not paying and is this far behind, you... Read more »
For my 20 yr old full-time college student, I receive child support through the state and estranged husband maintains health insurance for her and 23 yr old son. Do Iist the 20 yr old as a minor as the MS age if majority is 21?
answered on Mar 14, 2023
You should hire an attorney and file a contempt action against him for failing to comply with the court order. You would ask for payment of the arrears, incarceration of the other parent, and reimbursement of attorney’s fees, court costs, and other expenses.
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