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Q: I am paying child support on two children. one of which will turn 21 in February 2022. What happens then?

The 20 year old does not live at home. We have never received any report cards on either child. What is the best approach with this?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jun 16, 2021

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.

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Q: Is child support paid in summer between HS and college if child is over 18?

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?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jun 14, 2021

In Missouri, if the child plans on attending higher education, support ends at 21 or when they graduate - whichever is earlier.

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Q: My husband is trying to lower his child support or sign his rights away, and I was wondering how much would it cost
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jun 10, 2021

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.

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Q: How much child support would I receive from the father of my child that makes around $350,000 a year?

We aren’t married. We live together and are planning to separate. He is the father of my child. I have not worked in the last year because he didn’t want me to. I have no income.

Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Apr 13, 2021

Details will matter such as how many children, the special needs of the children, insurance costs for the child, any work related child care costs, if the paying parent has any other child support.

In short you need to consult with a family law attorney about your case to get a reasonable...
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Q: If a parent moves out, would child support begin before a court order is in place for it?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

No, child support doesn't begin until a case for it begins. Even then, it's only become retroactive to the date of filing once there's a final judgment.

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Q: What is the meaning of FSD not collecting?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Mar 25, 2021

What do you mean? Please expand upon your question so we can better help.

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Q: My boyfriend relapsed and we haven’t herd or seen him in over a week, we have two children together can I get fulcustody

Prior to this happening I was seeking information on getting full custody and applying for child support I’m a single low income mom now, not leaving any extra room for lawyer fees

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Mar 10, 2021

If you already have a custody order in place, you would want to seek a modification of it based on this change.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: I had a SIS over 7 years ago for Child Support. How do I get this removed from my background check.

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 »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 22, 2021

You can seek expungement, depending on the greater specifics of your history.

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Q: What happens if the child is not with the parent getting child support.

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.

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

You should reach out to family law attorney to rectify the situation and to better assist you.

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Q: State of Missouri. I called child support to get mom to pay child support. They said they cant do anything due to covid

Is this true?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

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.

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Q: If a Missouri case is in Division 35 would it be concerning custody or abuse?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 11, 2021

What county in Missouri?

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Q: How often can fsd send me a income withholding for support. I got two in the last two months.
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jan 27, 2021

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.

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Q: My child support is $134 a month, I make over $4000 a month, I just bought a house in the same gated lake community...

...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 »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jan 26, 2021

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 »

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Q: My daughter is 21 now and I'm still getting a monthly statement from child support that says my payment is due. Mo.

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 »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jan 13, 2021

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

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Q: Divorce and child support

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 »

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jan 6, 2021

To alter support and/or custody, a party needs to submit a modification. So if she has not sought to modify the decree, then you remain under the obligation (or lack thereof) of the original decree.

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Q: I've been paying child support every week, since child was born directly to the mother, can she get back child support?

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 »

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Jan 3, 2021

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.

Most states...
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Q: My daughters father quit his job once we broke so he wouldn’t have to pay child support. If I file for support how will

an amount be determined if his income is zero now. He does not file his taxes. He has an offer letter for $50,000/yr but turned down the position so he didn’t have to pay child support.

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Jan 1, 2021

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 »

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Q: Does RECEIVED child support affect PAID child support?

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 »

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Dec 8, 2020

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 »

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Q: Can my ex take me for child support even though she denied it when the divorce was finalized and we have joint custody.

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 »

Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Nov 30, 2020

Yes she can seek child support alleging a change in circumstance. You should speak to an attorney to discuss your options after a review of your case.

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Q: Can a parents rights be terminated for abandonment if his checks are garnished for child support?

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 »

Steve D. Hardin
Steve D. Hardin answered on Aug 17, 2020

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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