Yes, you can file discovery requests to seek relevant information to the case. However, there is no "form" for discovery requests, so it is something you will have to generate yourself (or more likely - pay an attorney to generate).
If you don't have an existing custody case, I would consider filing one ASAP. If you have an existing case, you may want to file a Motion for Emergency Custody before she leaves alleging that the child will be exposed to a substantial risk of bodily injury. Some judges may agree that such a...Read more »
If your child is receiving Medicaid, they will typically force child support whether you want it or not and you won't get to 'agree' to an amount, it will be set according to the child support guidelines. So it should not affect the Medicaid eligibility. Best of luck.
I'm not clear what the question is. There are some pro bono programs for domestic abuse victims. They usually focus on restraining orders and the like, rather than property and divorce. They also usually have more cases than they have resources to handle.
The short answer is - no. In order for a child to be adopted, your parental rights would need to be terminated. The best chance of you getting your child back is if this process is not yet complete and you hire an attorney. Best of luck.
My ex husband and I had a written agreement that he will be claiming our 2 older kids and I’ll be claiming the 2 little ones.that’s was my only option at that time (3 years ago) since I didn’t have and Attorny and couldn’t afford to have one. He only pay court order child support. He... Read more »
It depends on whether the agreement was properly drafted and executed and whether it was incorporated into your divorce judgment. Typically, you likely will not be able to change it. Even if you could change, it you'd likely need some grounds to do so which based on the facts in your...Read more »
My child works full time, is currently 17 years old, and I've been paying support for him his whole life. His mother and I separated when he was 2. We have a great relationship and will continue to but as he gets older he looks just like my former best friend. I will continue to be apart of... Read more »
The only legitimate reason to do at DNA test now at this incredibly late date would be simply to know the truth. If the child is 17 and you plan to be a part of the child's life regardless of the result, then logically speaking, doing a DNA test now is likely a bad idea and just a waste of...Read more »
My hours have been reduced due to covid and I am struggling to pay the full amount of child support. I’ve communicated this and have been paying what I can monthly as well as continuing to pay medical insurance for him.
Technically, I am behind in the monthly amount, and need to have my... Read more »
Non-payment of child support is not grounds to withhold visitation. However, if she is seeking a protective order and has legitimate grounds to do so then that would potentially be grounds to withhold visitation but she would have to have a legitimate and reasonable fear for the safety of herself...Read more »
No, visitation and the payment of child support are completely independent of one another. Failure to pay support is not a valid reason to withhold visitation. If visitation is being denied, you may have to file a motion for contempt for her violation of the custody order.
I’m a step father of two wonderful boys , I don’t get into my wife child support issues , she’s had a few but Ive always stayed out of it . I do know she get 1k a month in support and he pays for the children health insurance here in NC. He claims one and she claims the other and both live... Read more »
You as a step-father essentially have no standing or say regarding whether to go to court. All you can really do is express your opinion to your spouse about what decision she should make. That said, the amount of child support owed is calculated on simple child support guidelines based on your...Read more »
I also have a child from a previous marriage that I care for and we have a new baby together. (3 kids total) He has been consistently paying $600 a month for 5 years. His ex wife now wants to increase the amount because he is remarried to me and wants my income taken into consideration to increase... Read more »
What the ex wants and what she will get are two different things. Your income does not factor into the calculations for his child support and your income is not a basis for modification (if everything else has remained the same). However, your new baby together may possible lower his obligation...Read more »
They hold little (or no) weight when it comes to child custody as the court needs to independently determine what custodial schedule is in the child's best interests. However, to the extent that the parties ended up FOLLOWING the agreed upon schedule, the court can use this information and...Read more »
If she is breaking agreements then you likely need a court order. Violate a court order and the punishment aspect can be a lot more severe. As to child support, that is a simple guideline formula based on incomes and it is difficult to deviate from what the guidelines say. Your best bet is to...Read more »
I'm a little hesitant to answer this question as I'm not certain what you mean you say "calendar court," and because each county does things a little differently. That said, what I think you are referring to is simply the date where the parties come before the court and pick...Read more »
I'm not sure I quite understand the question, but will point out that child support and the rights of the non-custodial parent to see the child aren't connected. They are handled on completely different paths.
To the extent he isn't paying, any efforts on your part to have...Read more »
I’m trying to determine if Worksheet A or B should be used to determine the amount of child support I pay. Based solely on the weekly custody schedule in my consent order, my sons spend 120 overnights with me/year. But if you factor in holidays and vacation time also defined in the consent order,... Read more »
A properly drafted consent order should have already properly calculated child support. However, what worksheet you use is based on what type of custody you have. Since we do not know that, we can not answer your question. You should likely consult with a local family law attorney if you want to...Read more »
Most people who think of themselves as 'paralegals are really nothing more than administrative assistants at best and secretaries / receptionists at worst. However, bonafied paralegal or not, she likely does have some upper hand due to her potential connections but it is highly unlikely...Read more »
I was pregnant and isolated by my son's father in a town where him and I didn't know anyone except one person. That person was not there to help us take care of our new baby. So, I experienced severe stress and exhaustion due to lack of sleep and barely any help from my son's father... Read more »
Since you indicate you now have an attorney - you need to follow the advice of your attorney. However, the answer to the question you asked is if the father will not agree to giving you sole custody you will have to take it by filing and winning a custody action in the appropriate court. For...Read more »
I am in a custidy battle. I have 2 children, each have a different father. With my youngest son, I tested positive for drugs when I gave birth and a CPS case was automatically opened. Everything was fine with the baby at birth and at home, the home visits went well, I wasn't found to be... Read more »
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