Mississippi Child Support Questions & Answers

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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 ?

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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?

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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.

Q: I never received a raise in 15 years own his own truck and behind last child graduated and cut off the same day.

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Answered on May 30, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
I would be curious to see how exactly that letter was worded, but more so how the child support order was written. Assuming that he is behind on his child support payments and other financial obligations, you may still have an action against him to collect the back child support, unless your children are all 21 years old, in which case they are the proper parties to bring an action against him.

Q: If my Husbands 17 year old daughter moved out and in with her cousin can they take him to court for child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on May 28, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
It depends on several factors; however, the most important factor is whether he was already court-ordered to pay child support. If so, then the child support follows the child wherever she may live.

Q: The couple has been separated for 13 years and father was unable to find her or see the kids. He was served CS papers in

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Mississippi on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
It depends. Was there an initial order in place establishing child support for the minor children? If so, then each time that a child support became due, it vested, such that he will likely be unable to discharge it.

Q: Can you ask for/receive child support after a divorce and the papers say "you don't want support or alimony"?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Mississippi on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Arthur Calderon's answer
You can, depending on the circumstances. Typically, to change or establish child support, you will need to show that there have been a change in circumstances that warrant modification of the divorce decree to establish child support. Of course, the wording of the divorce decree is also important, as is whether the children are accepting any government benefits.

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