Apparently my daughter has registered to college fulltime. I dont understand how she is paying for college when she is undocumented. Based on her migratory status and age should I still be paying child support and for how long? When I have spoken to my daughter she tells me her mother refuses to... Read more »
Thank you for your inquiry. It sounds like you’re dealing with a difficult situation. Generally speaking, legal documentation has little to do with the payment of child support and the law calls for child support to be paid until a child is “emancipated.” The Court often requires child...Read more »
You may want to consider contacting one of the bar associations in New Jersey (such as the Mercer County Bar Association). Depending on your specific circumstances, that organization may be able to connect you to a lawyer who offers discounted legal services.
My sons great grandmother has filed for temp custody and visitation rights what are the chances of her being granted what she’s filed for? She has also made a report with dyfs falsely accusing myself and sons father of a few things all which came back negative and we were told our case is closed.
What you are asking can only be determined during an in person consultation and review of far more facts, than should ever be posted online. The Court will give a great deal of weight to what the Division of Child Protection and Permanency states. (They have replaced DYFS). But depending on what...Read more »
My ex and I have joint custody, 50/50. Can my 18 year old daughter choose to live with me full time? Will this require legal action? I pay minimal CS, and will follow up with my atty on that, just wondering about choice of physical location? Thanks
Thank you for your question. You do not specify whether you have joint legal or joint physical custody, or both, which will be crucial in allowing us to provide guidance to you. With that being said, custody is always subject to modification when there is a chance in circumstance, and your...Read more »
Your mother has to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to obtain a change of custody and at the age of 17, the Court will take into consideration your wishes. However, that alone will not be the deciding factor for the Court.
Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear you are experiencing this stressful situation. The courts take the issue of alimony enforcement very seriously. Check your Judgment of Divorce’s details for any specific language it might include about issues of non-payment. If you and your former...Read more »
Unfortunately, there is no clean answer to your question. The left column of the expenses section of your CIS is meant to accurately reflect the marital lifestyle. It does not specify what period of time during the marriage should be used to calculate the numbers. That said, the answer should be...Read more »
Even though I asked for child support re evaluation in 2018 with bad legal council. Can I get back support since it is such extreme bad faith and he miss lead the court that there was no change of circumstance?
There is no way to know for certain. You would need rock solid admissible proof of the hidden income. Whether or not you had ineffective assistance of counsel, may be helpful. But there are too many unknowns to answer your questions without an in person consultation and document review. For most...Read more »
She would need a Court Order and a full hearing would be required. You need to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to represent you in this matter. There are too many factors and moving parts to explain here.
Thank you for your question. The NJ child support statute states that an obligation to pay child support shall terminate when a child reaches the age of 23. In certain circumstances, such as when a child is disabled or still in school, financial maintenance may be sought, though it is not...Read more »
I have always had a close bond with my son, but he is bending to his wife's will. She has cut off our entire family from seeing my granddaughter. How can I get to see her? There has been no incident to provoke this...she simply doesn't like me.
Her dad molested her And I went to court (still fighting this, he denied it). He also was very abusive towards me during our time together, and I feel he will be abusive with my daughter too. He lives in an apartment that any one from his family go to when they don't have a place. So, I will not... Read more »
Thank you for your question. There are options available concerning supervised parenting time. The issue would ultimately be decided by a court, unless he agreed to it, wherein a judge would make a determination based upon the best interest of your child. Additional facts are necessary to better...Read more »
Good morning. Both of my kids (now adults) have opted to move out of their mother's and move in with me. Oldest (now 21) moved out just before turning 19, and now lives on her own. Youngest (now 18) just moved in with me and still attends HS. I have not done anything legally yet. I don't know... Read more »
Thank you for your question. Custodial changes can occur and be handled in a few different ways, but generally, a change in residential custody of a child, and of child support obligations, should be handled by written agreement and/or court order, depending upon the circumstances. It appears...Read more »
First, if a judgment was entered, there is an applicable rate of New Jersey Judgment interest. This does not typically apply to judgments out of the family court but the facts you present are not clear. As a junior lien holder, she has a right to seek to collect from any surplus funds being held...Read more »
You daughter is not emancipated, so since she is apparently a full time student, you must continue to pay child support. The costs for your daughter goes up not down. There is no basis for not paying child support.
The dog is on my credit card and I'm the main name on the vet and doggy day care record. I have credit card records showing all of the food and toys I have purchased for him. Also have all of the vet bills and 6 out of 8 are on my credit card. The last 4 months (post breakup) I have made a note of... Read more »
Do you seriously believe a Court will want to get involved in this matter? I can understand that a dog is almost like a child, but a Judge may not be so tolerant. Perhaps you could give you ex a different dog to try to work this out?
I've been having trouble with her for a while. My documents went missing for at least 2 weeks from where my father and I usually put them. My father ask my stepmother if she knows anything about it and she said no but sent him looking directly where they were in her room. My passport and social... Read more »
A judge issued a temporary reduction in spousal support until a Plenary hearing was heard. Both parties signed a Consent Order to withdraw motion + reinstate alimony. How long can it sit on a judge’s desk? It has been over a month.
Thank you for your question. I understand how frustrating the court system can be.
The short answer is it depends on the Judge and the County. I would suggest making follow up calls or even sending a follow up letter to the Judge. If you are still unsure, I strongly suggest that you...Read more »
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