You will need to request that support be terminated for the eldest child. You can either do that by affidavit or by motion. That would also mean that child support should be recalculated to reflect one child.
In MO. Child turns 18 in Nov. of his senior year of high school. Child support must be paid until completion of H.S. Does child support contunue through the summer if he is planning on attending college?
Do you mean how much it would cost to go to court? Unless there's someone there to adopt the child (or they are considered abandoned, etc.), the court will not terminate his rights just so he doesn't have to pay child support.
It shows up as "pleading guilty of a felony" it's preventing me from getting back my CCW which I had before after the SIS. I am trying to start a P.I. business and need this resolved. I served my country and still working for federal govt for totaling 32 years and hold a Top Secret... Read more »
And they receive the money but are told by the other person tell them they cannot use it or they will get in trouble. And they want to use it to fix the room for said child so they can get the child back.
It depends on who you called. Is there a current income withholding order in place? I would reach out to DFS to see if they can help. Otherwise, I'd recommend seeking legal counsel from a family law attorney.
Are they for the same child? Sometimes if you check is not enough to cover the payment owed, the income withholding order will split up the percentage so that you are left with a sufficient amount of income.
...where my daughter lives with her mother, step father, and his children with my ex.
I would like to get a court order for visitation, but I’m afraid I will get hit hard for more child support. My daughter needs braces and I can definitely afford that, but again, my court ordered... Read more »
It may depend on which is a greater interest to you - keeping your child support low or making sure you have visitation. Often greater visitation closer to joint custody can lower your child support compared to less time, but it also depends on the other parent's income along with any other...Read more »
My daughter did not go to college and I just found out that she has not lived with her mother for the past 10 years she lived with her grand parants why did I still have to pay child support when there was no reason she couldn't have lived with me and how do I get child support stoped I... Read more »
It depends on what your parenting plan states, because parties can deviate from the statutory presumption of child support ending at 18. Our firm deals with cases like yours, so if you're interested please schedule a free consultation with us at https://hrrlawyers.com/book-online
My ex wife lost custody of child. Grandmother( her mom) had had custody of child for over 4 years now.. in the divorce decree it states I don't pay child support..I signed over guardianship of child to grandmother now years later the grandmother is trying to make me pay child support without... Read more »
I live in Missouri, I pay 100 a week directly into her mother's bank account... she requested I do this, and now she is saying she is going to go get state help (she makes way more money than I do) and that they will make me pay since day she was born... is that true? Or can I prove that she... Read more »
You are correct. If you can donstrate that you have been making direct support payments, then you have a good argument for receiving credit for support paid. If you do not have proof and she is willing to perjure herself under oath, then the judge will make the determination.
If he has the ability to work he will be attributed at least full time minimum wage as his income. If he has a history of positions or a career he left that paid more and has no legitimate reason for his unemployment status the court may attribute a higher income to him. Other factors can impact...Read more »
I want to preface this with the fact I’m in the state of Missouri. I filed for child support through the state to my sons father. He put on his form14 that his income is $1100/month (Unemployment- he’s laid off cause of Covid) & left out the $1,700 a month in child support he receives for... Read more »
Receipt of child support is not considered income to the party receiving it. That money is the contribution of the other parent toward the support of the other parents’ children. In fact, he gets a credit for the 3 other children in his household for his financial support for the children in his...Read more »
My ex and I divorced in June of 2019, she and I agreed that b/c we both have joint custody of the kids there is no reason we need to pay child support. She has continuously threatened to take me for child support even though she denied it in front of the judge and now because she is unable to pay... Read more »
My daughter is almost 4 and her biological father hasn't been around since she was about 14 months old. I filed for child support after he told me he wasn't going to help out if he couldn't have me, but has not seen her at all. My husband has been around since she was a few months... Read more »
No is the short answer. The long answer is that your husband can seek to do a step parent adoption of your daughter that would make him the legal father and terminate the parental rights of the biological father. Realistically you will need an attorney to help with this process.
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