Joseph Jaap's answer Some courts or local law schools have legal clinics with volunteers to answer questions. Otherwise, it is prudent to retain a local family law attorney to assist you. If the documents are not done properly, or you fail to include something, it can be difficult or impossible to fix later. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to advise you.
Joseph Jaap's answer It could take several weeks, especially over the holidays. Call the child support agency and ask them for an estimate. Don't count on receiving anything until possibly January. It might come sooner, but probably not.
Joseph Jaap's answer An attorney would have to review the child support order and what it says about health insurance payments. If you pay what you can to spread out the $500, a court would take that into consideration. But use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney.
Joseph Jaap's answer If you are not married to him, he has no rights until he establishes paternity and a court grants him parenting rights. With no court order for visitation or parenting in place, you are the sole legal custodian of your children, and you do not have to allow him any access to the children at all, and you can apply for him to pay you child support, which is calculated according to a worksheet in Ohio. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can review the facts of...
Joseph Jaap's answer Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney in Lake County, IL where the court is. The attorney can advise you about seeking spousal support (alimony) along with child support, and the court also could order your spouse to pay your attorney fees. Call around to attorneys in Lake County to find one to help you.
Daniel R. Gurtner's answer If you have an active domestic case in SC, that court retains jurisdiction. You would need to find a lawyer in SC. A motion can be made in that court to transfer the case to an Ohio court in very limited circumstances.
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Joseph Jaap's answer He always has the right to go to court and ask for parenting time and custody. The court would decide what is in the best interest of the child at that time based on all the evidence properly presented to the court. It could order supervised visits to start, and then increase the parenting time later. Both of your incomes are considered in determining child support, but incomes do not determine custody. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts,...
Joseph Jaap's answer If the court orders you to pay child support, you must pay it, or be found in contempt of court and possible put in jail. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the facts of your situation and advise you.
Joseph Jaap's answer You are legally obligated to pay the child support until a court changes it. If you don't, legal action could be taken against you to collect. If you do not have legal custody, then enrolling him in your school district might be a problem, or even getting medical treatment for him. You need to find a way to retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts and advise you. Use the Find a Lawyer tab.
Joseph Jaap's answer Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney where you lived in OH and one where you now live in PA. OH might still have jurisdiction. They can review all the facts and advise you.
Joseph Jaap's answer Did a court grant you custody, or did you simply take him in? If there is a current custody order, then it must be followed. If not, then his mother has custody, and he cannot just leave and move back with you. If you want to get custody, you have to file in court to do that. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney.
Joseph Jaap's answer If no court order has granted him parental rights, then she has sole custody and can move. But father then could file in OH for parental rights and custody. If she has not yet lived long enough in the new state to establish residency, OH might still retain jurisdiction, and the OH court could order the child returned to OH. She should use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local OH family law attorney, and also a family law attorney in the state to which she plans to move. She also should...
Matthew Williams' answer It depends how far behind you are, how many other times you've been behind, why you are behind, etc. In general, the courts want you to pay and know jail works counter to that goal, so, if you make a real effort they generally do not send you to jail. Of course, if your effort is a joke...
Joseph Jaap's answer There is no way to predict. The court looks at all the facts and circumstances. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can review the situation and advise you.
Joseph Jaap's answer You are required to give notice to the court and child support of any change of address, and he can then file in court for any change in the terms of visitation. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney.
Joseph Jaap's answer The court will determine the issue of parental rights as part of the divorce, including ordering the payment of child support and custody. If the parent is absent, that parent is not likely to be granted parental rights, but could apply for them in the future. If you get remarried, then your new spouse could adopt if the father has been absent, and that will terminate his parental rights. Talk to the attorney handling your divorce, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain an attorney to advise...
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