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Q: I have been paying child support past the age of 18..she is 24 years old an their trying to hold me responsible for $16

$16000.00 dollars

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 12, 2019

It sounds like you have unpaid support, or arrears, that you're expected to pay off. If you're confused, you should be able to obtain an answer from Domestic Relations.

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Q: Does “PATERNITY ORDER ISSUED- DF EXCLUDED (stipulation) mean that the tested man is not the father? (Pennsylvania)

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 8, 2019

Sure sounds like it, assuming he's the defendant.

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Q: For child support in PA does a mother have to have a job for more than 6 months to be able to put a father on CS?

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 7, 2019

No, there is no such requirement.

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Q: After unemployment runs out and if no one will still hire me how am I suppose to pay support

I’ve been applying for 5 jobs a week for a few months

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 6, 2019

Take your case back to court and hope that you can successfully demonstrate that your efforts to find employment have been serious and persistent. Or you can obtain employment outside of your field and also show the court that you couldn't obtain work in the field you used to be employed in, but at... Read more »

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Q: No I couldn’t find domestic relations to click on this question is about child support

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 6, 2019

What is your question?

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Q: Can a woman receiving child support in the state of PA willingly quit her job to get get more child support?

She is trying to force the man to let her move across country with the kids by raising his support as high as she can.

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 4, 2019

Quitting a job without good cause does not usually work in favor of that person. The trick will be for the dad to demonstrate that she quit without good cause. He should consult with an experienced family law attorney to determine what his strategy should be.

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Q: Can I deduct life insurance payments on myself from my child support payments if the CP's kids are sole beneficiaries?

I live in Pennsylvania and I pay premiums for life insurance on myself. The sole beneficiaries are the custodial parent's children. Can I request a modification to the support order to deduct the life insurance payments I make from the monthly child support payments I make to the custodial parent?... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 2, 2019

It's highly unlikely that life insurance premiums will be used to reduce your support payment in the event there is a support action.

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Q: How I can do pls

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 31, 2019

You're going to have to ask a question.

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Q: My husband has a child with his ex. He recently got a significant raise at work, will she be notified of the amount?

She is also married and pregnant with her second child (by her husband) and she works part time under the table. We are trying to conceive our own child and I’m worried he will get screwed and it will affect our ability to financially provide for our child.

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 30, 2019

If there's a support order in effect, actually your husband is required by that court order to notify Domestic Relations of any change in his income. No, absent your husband's notice to DRO, the ex will not be notified. Your husband needs to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to... Read more »

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Q: Was it legal for the judge to garnish my comp settlement in April? My son turns 18 in Oct. ?

My settlement was two years salary judge garnished 4years of support.

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 30, 2019

Hard to know without having all of the facts. The court can garnish a workers' comp settlement for the payment of child support. I'm assuming that the court imputed an income to you based on your prior income and injury. The basis for your WC award (2 years' wages) does not bind the court.

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Q: i pay 600 a month in child support for my son. my ex gets 800 a month for her other 2 kids. do i pay to much?

600 a month is not court ordered (verbal agreement). she gets 800 a month for her other 2 kids (not mine). i also buy all his school clothes, and sports fees(he plays soccer)

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 30, 2019

Hard to know. Child support in PA is strictly income-driven so the other order will be based on a different combination of incomes than one would be for you. You might think about meeting with an experienced family law attorney to see if you can get some idea of what a support order, versus your... Read more »

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Q: If I voluntarily terminate physical and legal custody of my minor children, will my ex still have to pay arrears?

I've always had primary physical custody. He currently owes over $10,000 in arrears.

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 26, 2019

Your answer is unclear. Why would you give up your children? If you're trying to ask what would happen to child support arrears if their father gives up his parental rights, then the answer is that the arrears would still be of record, although honestly, forgiving support arrears are often used as... Read more »

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Q: A parent is incarcerated for 2 yrs and provides no child support. Are they financially liable for that time upon release

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 26, 2019

If the order was in place and not vacated during that period of time, most likely yes.

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Q: My son father paid child support when ever he feels like it how come that is?

My son father paid child support 1 month (April 2018) I didn't receive anything for the whole year of 2017. I just received for may of this year then july of this year 2019. I called the child support office and told them what was going on but nothing happened. I seriously need some help on what... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 26, 2019

I'm not sure why this is happening but you might try making an appointment to sit down with your caseworker. Sometimes the best way to get action is to go in person. I'm assuming that the father cannot be wage attached because he is self-employed or changes employment frequently.

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Q: How many times can some file for support without going through with it?

i have been taken to child support twice now and he keeps saying that i dont need to be on it but continues to file

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 26, 2019

He can keep filing to his heart's delight. If you do find yourself in court, though, and you have retained an attorney to represent you, you may eventually be able to receive an award of counsel fees. You might also try bringing up that you keep having to miss time from work, pay a sitter, or other... Read more »

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Q: My boyfriend is currently incarcerated for child support. Can he get out if the custodial parent

Drops 95 percent of his arrears? This is in Pennsylvania by the way.

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 26, 2019

It sounds like four boyfriend needs to consult with an experience family law attorney and file for support. I am assuming that the support order at issue is against him. It would be very odd if the court were to incarcerate a custodial parent for arrears owed the non-custodial parent unless there... Read more »

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Q: I have custody of my 2 boys. My soon to be ex is supposed to be paying support since Jan 2019. So far she hasn't.

What are my options? She is behind by $4000. Thank you

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 21, 2019

Contact Domestic Relations and have them file for contempt. It's actually a bit odd that the computer has spewed out a contempt petition already

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Q: My husband received a letter stating his support case is closed? Not sure what this means?

My husband has been paying support since his ex gf and him split up. He has been over paying as his job kept taking the money out. He has been receiving checks back from support for a few months of random amounts, which we did not understand why either. When he logged onto the online portal for... Read more »

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 20, 2019

He can find out for sure by contacting your local Domestic Relations Office. Is his child 18 and been graduated from high school? That's the most likely reason. The checks are being sent back to him because he apparently overpaid and didn't owe any more support. Tell him to make the call to solve... Read more »

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Q: if you signed the BC of a kid that you know is not yours do you still have to pay child support

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 18, 2019

I'm assuming you mean you signed an Acknowledgment of Paternity. That means you swore that the child is your biological child. If a support action is filed against you, you'd better consult with an experienced family law attorney to find out if you have any options to avoid paying support until the... Read more »

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Q: I live in PA only work part-time. The hearing officer stated that she has to enter for my income full- time?

She said that I am able to work full time so she calculated it at 40 hours minimum wage. Stated that was my capacity to earn

Kathryn Hilbush answered on Aug 18, 2019

I assume your question is "Can she do that?" The answer is "yes". You'll probably have to find another part-time job or a full-time one.

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