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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: I was ordered to pay child support. We got back together the child support stopped. We split up again 7 years later

I'm now 43000 behind in child support.

Wht are my options

T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Jan 3, 2024

Child support obligations are typically determined by court orders based on factors such as income and financial circumstances. If you were previously ordered to pay child support and the obligation ceased when you got back together, it's crucial to understand that the court order remains in... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Military Law and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: Hi. My husband is a disabled veteran and receives disability and he left me and the kids. Are the kids entitled to child

Hello. My husband is a disabled veteran and receives disability and he left me and the kids. Are the kids entitled to child support from his disability check ??

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Dec 7, 2023

In cases of child support, a parent's income, including disability benefits, is typically considered when determining their child support obligations. If your husband is receiving disability benefits, these can be factored into the calculation for child support.

However, the specific...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Do you legally have to do what a notarized agreement says? Or is it just a piece of paper?

The other parent does not want to abide by the agreement. The agreement has not went through court.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 9, 2023

The downside to not going through court to get an agreed court order is that your agreement cannot be enforced by contempt of court.

You can sue for damages or for specific performance, but most parental agreements involving children are more a matter of getting on the same page with...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: will they garnish a maintenance payment for back owed child support?

IF a woman who refused to work to not pay chidsupport gets a Maintenance support Check, will that be garnished for previous back owed childsupport.

Chad Garrett Mann
Chad Garrett Mann
answered on Jul 20, 2023

Under Missouri law, if a person fails to pay court-ordered child support, the state can enforce this obligation in several ways. One common method is income withholding, which can include wages, salaries, and other income like unemployment benefits, workman's compensation, and retirement... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: Will I have to pay child support if the child moves in with his father who owes back child support?

This is in Missouri and the father owes 8,000 in back child support for this child.

Kristen Thurmond
Kristen Thurmond
answered on Jan 16, 2023

This has come up in several of my cases where custody has to change for various reasons. Most of the time, the judges in the courts I practice in have determine it to be a credit towards the amount you owe. Since you stated there is $8000 in arrears, you would be "paying" the new amount... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: My sister has full custody of her boys. She passed 2 weeks ago. If she left a will stating where she wants them to go,

can it keep them from being placed with their biological father who is a deadbeat and will not take care of them and only wants them for my sister's social security? We have not yet found a will but still have some things to go through.

Steve D. Hardin
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answered on Jan 4, 2022

To get custody of the children you will need to file for a guardianship over the minors. If the father wants the children it would have to be a contested guardianship case. Either way you will need to hire an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: we live in mo. our daughter was murdered in 2020. we were awarded guardianship. father unfit. how can we get their child

support to start coming to them.

Spencer Williams
Spencer Williams
answered on Nov 22, 2021

The most economical option would be to discuss the issue with the Family Support Division and see if they can file to establish or modify the support order to direct to you. If they are unable to help you can file a Petition for Third Party Custody and Support with the County in which the child... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: can i legally adopt a dad

i dont have one mine left for milk

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
answered on Oct 13, 2021

What does it mean to leave for milk?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Missouri on
Q: In Missouri, is a pentente lite the same as a pendente lite?
Spencer Williams
Spencer Williams
answered on Jul 30, 2021

A motion pendente lite is latin for "pending the litigation". The motion requests orders while a case is pending such as custody, visitation, child support or maintenance orders in divorce litigation. Pendente lite motions are often abbreviated as "PDL". Those temporary... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Missouri on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Missouri on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
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.

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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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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Missouri on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Missouri on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Missouri on
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... View More

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy
answered on Feb 22, 2021

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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Missouri on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Missouri on
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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Missouri on
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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