divorced from my 2 daughters mother in 2005. Have been paying child support since then for both of my girls (ages 17 & 16). I do not have rights to see them because of an arrest in 2004 and a felony conviction (Alford plea) in 2006 in SC. i am concerned my ex-wife will sue me for assistance with... Read more »
Unless you stupidly agreed to pay for college in some binding agreement, your obligation to pay child support beyond the age of 18 is limited to a circumstance where the child is 18 but has not yet graduated from high school - in which case your obligation typically continues until the child...Read more »
The father has never seen him outside of the 2 times we were in court for child support order and his contempt for not paying it as ordered. He has never wanted go be involved in his life even though I made attempts to engage him several times for my childs sake even though he stays in another... Read more »
If he is smart he will structure any income he receives while in jail in such a way that you likely won't see a dime in child support. Since he will already be in jail, there likely won't be diddly squat you or the Court can do except let arrears accrue. So you have two choices: 1) getting sole...Read more »
The case worker told me he would not have to pay arrears for this time. So far October 2018 until present. He is capable of working, he's posted video of him out four wheeling. What can I do? Why is he not responsible for arrears? If I get sick and can't work I still have to support my son... Read more »
Just got the signed order in the mail. My ex's monthly gross income reads $2,177.77 whereas mine reads $2,500.00. Directly under it, my ex's monthly ADJUSTED gross income reads $1,787.37 whereas mine still reads $2,500.00. I sent them my pay stubs so they have all the income information they need.... Read more »
On the left side of the form each line is described. it's really hard to confirm what you're talking about without having a copy of the form. But typically there's the gross income, and then a credit if there's another child in the household or if that parent is paying child support for another...Read more »
I have two mother of children. When the second child support order went in they didn’t include the first one and I am not sure how to word that in my modification. I lost my job since the hurricane and recently got behind. I got a court appointed laywer and he said I needed to do a modification.... Read more »
My boyfriend and I live together and are thinking of having kids. I am on Medicaid and Medicare and have been told that they may try to make him pay for child support even with him living with me and would be helping out 50/50 with kids. Is this true or was I misinformed?
Only a judge can order child support. It would be more a question of whether Medicaid would count your boyfriend's income in determining your eligibility for benefits. There are many different types of Medicaid with different program requirements, so you would need to speak with your social...Read more »
As you know, once a supporting parent has died, future support payments die with him.
However, his estate will owe the past-due amount. Once his estate has been opened for probate you or even state child support enforcement agency may file a claim against his estate with the probate court...Read more »
You didn't actually ask a question, but I'm going to assume that you're asking how to get visitation with your son. You need to hire an experienced family law attorney, probably in the county and state where your son lives, and sue for custody and visitation.
My step-son was court ordered through DSS of Rutherford County, North Carolina to pay child support on his 4 children. Me and my wife have Guardianship over two of the grandchildren, ages 11 and 9, until they are 18. If he relinquishes parental rights is he still obligated to pay child support or... Read more »
A parent cannot surrender their own parental rights. If they could every parent who didn't want to pay child support and wasn't allowed to see their children would do so, and the government would have to support those children. If you have grounds under North Carolina law to terminate his parental...Read more »
when I file for child support? Would that mean the cost of her child care doesn't count as a work-related expense because neither parent is directly paying? Or because it is a benefit of my job would it factor into my income and as an expense I'm paying? Very unsure.
It can be counted as income to you and credited to you as an expense, or it can not go into the child support calculation at all since you are not paying it. What can't happen is it can't be credited as an expense without an income adjustment, and it can't be counted as income without an expense...Read more »
You might want to ask your question in the forum for New York. But in North Carolina, your back child support was owed to the person who had custody of your daughter. Back child support is the money that you owed to that person before your child died. Think of it as the person who had custody of...Read more »
Unless your parental rights have been terminated, you have a legal obligation to financially support your children whether you have custody of them or not. Child support payments are not a fee that you have to pay to see your children. Child support payments represent your financial obligation to...Read more »
My ex has my daughter during the WORK week. We meet at my moms to drop my daughter.every weekend my daughter is at one of her grandparent houses. I pay my ex’s phone bill, $350 a month in child support. I have my daughter under my medical&dental, I buy all the school clothes& anything else extra... Read more »
North Carolina uses child support Guidelines to determine the right amount. The Guideline formula uses each parent’s income, the custody schedule based on the number of overnights, and certain child-related costs. Life style is irrelevant.
You can argue that the expenses that you are...Read more »
Telling me I can’t get my kids on my Christmas if my husband is here. I was married when we had the custody battle and it doesn’t say my kids can’t be around my husband at all in the order. Can he have me arrested for not paying child support if he hasn’t enforced it? I told him I needed... Read more »
Custody / Visitation and Child Support are two different things. He cannot legally withhold visitation that is court ordered because you have not paid child support. Nor can he have you put in jail. He can and certainly should seek to have the child support enforced but whether or not you go to...Read more »
Girlfriend and I have been together and lived together for 5 years. Not married. We had a child two years ago. We agreed that after birth she would go back to work and I would stay home to care for our child (to save from day-care expenses.) If she were to apply for FoodStamps/EBT would the state... Read more »
Possibly but so what? If you aren't working, your obligation would likely be $50 or so a month and that would go to your girlfriend that you live with so you'd essentially be getting the money back if they even bothered to do it that way. Theoretically, you could use the same $50 bucks she gets...Read more »
I am wanting to leave my husband and collect child support. I am on SSDI but my husband is telling me that he will not pay me anything because when we were separated a year ago but still living in the same home due to financial reasons, I dated someone else, whom he told me to date, and he will... Read more »
You seem to have the wrong idea about things. You need to consult a with a local family law attorney who can review your situation in more detail and lay out your options. If you were living together in the same house - you were not separated. As to him 'coming after you' for adultery, what does...Read more »
They want to raise my support by close to 100%. My ex-wife thought that was too high. She's the one that initiated a review. Will the court allow us to negotiate a reasonable amount or am I bound by their terms?
Child Support is based on guidelines. Basically, plug in your incomes and out comes a child support amount. If that amount is what your ex wants - it will be non-negotiable. The only thing you can really do is hire an attorney to make sure the calculation is correct or convince your ex to either...Read more »
My support of $371 was for 2 children per Worksheet B when she was making more income and I was making less. One child turned 18 and support automatically dropped. I don't know how much tax benefit she would receive by being able to claim the younger child going further ?(daughter 14).
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