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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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