The non custodial has been absent since 2017 and paid child support only one time in dec 2020 is my wife able to adopt my daughter? The non custodial parent lost her rights in court and has failed to cover her part of support and has had little to no contact over the last 6 years.
answered on Mar 3, 2023
Step parent adoptions are very common and to answer your question, and based on your given facts, probably yes. There are some avenues we often pursue to get that permitted through the courts. This is not something you will want to do on your own if you suspect resistance. Contact an adoption... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2022
The bio dad must appear before adoption judge and consent to the adoption. His child support will terminate when the adoption is granted.
The mother never paid child support for 8 years because she was on drugs and chose other things besides her daughter. There is a court order for child support against the mother. A little over 2 years ago she started seeing my daughter again after my several attempts to get a hold of her. Now my... Read more »
answered on Jun 9, 2022
Only if the funds are used to support the child. It would be better for the actual custodian was paid.
My dhs lawyer has been going back and forth for almost 3/4 months trying to get the discovery for our case from the courts and they keep beating around the bush. Now they are not even responding to him. I know that the discovery does not have to legally be given out (even though we are entitled to... Read more »
answered on May 11, 2022
I don't know what discovery the courts would be providing to you. Generally its the opposing party that you are requesting documents/information from and if they fail to comply with discovery requests you file a Motion to Compel. Your DHS attorney probably knows this.
answered on Apr 12, 2022
You should contact a family law attorney to assist you. Child support is not normally something anyone can get out of with a prenuptial agreement.
DHS is not involved in any capacity other than as a pass through for payments. I'm aware that future payments will no longer be required. Arrears was being pursued pro se and only by her. Does this also cancel the contempt case on child support as well. Could I also ask her to drop arrears... Read more »
answered on Mar 13, 2022
You should contact and familY and adoption attorney to best evaluate your specific scenario. However, I would suspect they could negotiate a term for your consent to waive anything in arrears. While this is not guaranteed if an awoc is being pursued, it could be something pursued through a consent... Read more »
For 7 months to Graduate. Will my husband still have to pay child support in Oklahoma.
answered on Mar 4, 2022
Child support will have to be paid in accordance with the child support order - most likely until graduation but can be longer, for instance some decrees stipulate even through college. In order to get it changed there would need to be a modification to the order.
we had a custody change as my child needs to know their siblings, they then lived with biological father at the time he(bio-father) owed over twenty thousand, I was under the understanding his back amount would be reduced from any amount that was asked of me to pay( not the case), my child is now... Read more »
answered on Feb 22, 2022
You can domesticate child support order in the state where the Dad lives and have an attorney collect for you.
& does that mean that the person gettong child support for said children could come get my kids from me at any time even tho they are currently enrolled in school where we live (in a different state) plus i have medical etc etc for them
answered on Nov 28, 2021
You should file to modify custody and ask the Court to make you the custodial parent with visitation to the other parent. You need a court order that says you are the custodial parent.
I was about to file for contempt of court and see if I could get the order dismissed and some custody. Do I have to let him do his visitations again? He’s done this multiple times where he’ll call for a month or two and stop because he’s mad that I won’t give him money even though he’s... Read more »
answered on Nov 11, 2021
If there is a court order that is granting him visitation, then you have to allow him the opportunity to follow that. If he chooses to not visit, that is his choice, but you cannot violate the court order. You can still file a motion to modify visitation and enforcement of child support, but in... Read more »
I received a letter in the mail today from OCSS informing me of a hearing to modify child support.
I called the custodial parent and she seemed as shocked as I was when she checked her mail. She claims that she did not file any motion and that she did not believe a modification was... Read more »
answered on Oct 25, 2021
It sounds like that is what has happened, so yes, it can happen. My experience is this sometimes happens when the other parent is receiving some type of state benefits.
I have also seen more than a few cases where the other parent denies requesting the modification, only to later learn they... Read more »
After her death I received some legal papers from an attorney explaining that she had passed away and that our minor child wanted to live with his older step brother. Having had no contact or relationship with the child for 16 of his 17 years I consented to his request only to find out later that... Read more »
answered on Oct 5, 2021
If the custodial parent has died and the child is still a minor then you owe the child support arrears to the person who has guardianship over the child or if the child has received benefits from DHS due to your nonpayment of child support you may owe DHS.
If the child is now an adult and... Read more »
My case was closed with arrears still in place. My 2 kids are now adults, 21 and 20. Just was wondering if the case can be reopened because of the arrears that was in place when case was closed.
Okay he’s 20 And I’m in the dhs system but live with my grandma I want to know if there is anyway I can get consent from the person I’m staying with and a price of paper signed and legalized to state we are allowed to date and get rule and boundary so we don’t get into trouble we are not... Read more »
Do I have to pay for child support cuz we are together and we don't want to do anything with child support cuz she knows I will pay for anything that child needs and she needs
answered on Aug 24, 2021
No, you don't have to pay child support if you are together. Your child can receive benefits if you are on SSDI.
The family willing to let me stay with them, would help me get my car back, get a job and help me with an apartment. And my biological family said I could leave.
He signed a waiver denying paternity also saying he know he is his through vital records what does that mean
answered on Aug 15, 2021
Not sure your exact question but paternity issues can be very complex or very simple. Many factors come in to play, one being the birth certificate that you mentioned, the age of the child, etc…. You should contact an attorney to help you with this so that something is not missed.
Why is DHS still taking the full amount of support, $556, even though both of my kids have turned 18 (as of 1/16/21) and are out on their own? Since the case was established $506 went to current and $50 went to back. I thought once current ended only the $50 for back would be collected unless she... Read more »
answered on Jul 24, 2021
DHS will often continue to take out the same amount unless/until the wage assignment is changed. You can get an attorney to help you try to lower the payment. You can also request an accounting of payments.
Received a letter from job that they amended that and now say I owe 275.50 a month..
I owe back childsupport.. but they originally told me that it was gonna be only 10 a month and now I have paper saying back child support due a month is that..its not dhs .. its Oklahoma child support.. but... Read more »
answered on Jul 14, 2021
It appears that someone thinks you owe child support. Take your documents to an attorney so they can look at what you have and then the attorney will be able to help you figure out what is happening.
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