Doak Willis' answer Does the child receive any benefits? Those benefits would go to the child. As for the parents, that amount depends on how much each draws monthly. It is computed on a schedule which is based upon their gross monthly income. You must have those figures before your question can be answered.
Pete David Louden's answer If the children have been living with you and wish to stay in your home the process would be to modify your order. After reviewing your case an attorney can tell you how to get this done and your chance of success.
Doak Willis' answer If the child was adopted by another party at the time the father signed his consent to the termination of his parental rights then his obligation to pay child support in the future is terminated upon the adoption being completed.If there was no adoption then the father must still continue paying his child support.
Pete David Louden's answer An attorney would need to see all your documents in order to answer your question. The case being closed could just mean DHS is no longer involved but the support is still owed. Gather all your documents and meet with an attorney.
Pete David Louden's answer Court won't order her to get a job but the court could impute an income amount that she is capable or earning. Bottom line, You need to hire an attorney to help you with a modification.
Pete David Louden's answer This is a situation that I deal with often. Simple answer, hire an attorney to represent you in the modification and they should be able to set it up so you can appear by telephone.
Pete David Louden's answer You are going to need to file a modification proceeding and get it on the docket if she wont sign. Not a do it yourself project, hire an attorney with experience helping people with these type cases.
Pete David Louden's answer If you signed an affidavit of paternity (signed the birth certificate) then you have a limited amount of time to rescind. Otherwise, She could file a paternity case but then you can request a paternity test.
Pete David Louden's answer If you are trying to deal with DHS without an attorney, that is likely the problem. NEVER deal with DHS without an attorney. You should meet with an attorney and they will be able to help you get this resolved and behind you.
Pete David Louden's answer Depends on your court order. If your child support order specifically says she is required to tell you, yes. If the support order does not specifically require her to do so, no.
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