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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 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 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.

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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 answered on Apr 13, 2019

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

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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 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 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 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.

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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 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 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 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 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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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.

Dhs said that I had to have a court order to stop child support order. When i got the court order and submitted it to Dhs and they tell me that the court order did not specifically say to stop the support order. I feel like this is insane because the court order i submitted to dhs says " that all... Read more »

Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 8, 2018

You need to get with an attorney, and they can file a petition to terminate child support.

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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

Arthur Calderon answered on Oct 30, 2018

You would bring a contempt action in the original court where child support was established.

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

21 year old moved out over a year ago, graduated high school. She just enrolled in college 2 months ago. Twins: 18 years old. Both graduated. One lives at custodial mother's home, the other moved in as a roommate with a friend. Neither of the twins are enrolled in college courses. The custodial... Read more »

Arthur Calderon answered on Oct 16, 2018

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.

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

He signed my son's birth certificate and he left. This is not his son and my son's father wants to pay child support but my ex will not go and contest his paternity but he also wont pay child support. The office says HE has to contest his paternity and there's nothing I can do until he does.

Arthur Calderon answered on Oct 16, 2018

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.

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

we are not married. I was there the whole nine months, in the delivery room, signed all the paperwork, paternity was established. the baby has my last name and my adresss. she is on her mothers insureance. i have been paying and buying everything since the first trimester. the mother left when the... Read more »

Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 19, 2018

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... Read more »

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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

Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 14, 2018

You could sue him to establish paternity, in which case that would open the door for child support to become established.

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Q: Statue of limitation in Mississippi

My children's father is behind $73,000 in child support. In 2003 I opened a case with DHS, but because he worked under the table they never collected any money from him.

I have recently learn he now own the business. The probably is my children are now 26 and 23.

Can I collect... Read more »

Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 12, 2018

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.

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Q: No custody papers, she is staying with her dad now. Can he cancel child support if it was court orderd for him to pay me

She is having behavioral issues at home with me. She has always live with me. Never with him. Asked her dad for her to stay with him, she had to change schools, he lives in a different city. It has been a week since she left. Is that grounds for him to stop child support to me?

Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 12, 2018

Yes, as child support is meant to follow the child.

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

Arthur Calderon answered on Sep 10, 2018

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... Read more »

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

Arthur Calderon answered on Aug 29, 2018

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.

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