In Pennsylvania, marrying a single mom does not automatically make you liable for child support for her children from a previous relationship. Child support obligations are generally tied to the biological or adoptive parents of the child. Marrying someone with children does not create a legal...View More
Yes. The father can claim his children on his tax returns if the mother and father enter into a stipulation in court and agree for father to get the tax deduction. The parents can agree to alternate the deduction for each tax year, or they can agree to any other division of the deduction they wish....View More
In Pennsylvania, as in other states, the right to claim a child as a dependent for tax purposes is not automatically linked to paying child support. Typically, the parent who has primary physical custody of the child for the majority of the year has the right to claim the child on their taxes....View More
I have a multi family child support case. I was ordered to pay 20% of my income for my youngest child. I asked for consideration of my other kids hearing master said I had to show proof of child support payments. How am I supposed to show proof if they are in my custody? I asked to show me proof... View More
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This question leaves some unanswered question one of which is who is the obligee. Is the obligee the custodial parent or is it the government who obtained an assignment of the obligation. The impression from this narrative is...View More
I live in the state of Pa. I've been married to my husband for 6 years. My son's (7yo), bio father has recently stopped paying child support that we cordially agreed on after only paying for a year. I want to go through court and get it court ordered. But does my husband's income... View More
Pennsylvania law has long provided that a child support award is determined based upon the income of individuals who owe a duty of support to the child (the parents of the child). However, the Pennsylvania Superior Court deviated from that analysis, and considered the income of a parent’s new...View More
If your parental rights were actually terminated in an Orphans Court proceeding, then you are no longer legally the child's father and would not be responsible for child support after the parental rights termination. You would still be responsible for paying any arrears owed in support prior...View More
I have full legal and full physical custody of my 3-year-old daughter. I have a teleconference call with my daughter's father and a child support conciliator. can I offer to drop the case if he signs his rights away. he didn't meet her till she was 7-month-old. old filed for custody... View More
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My son just graduated high school. The divorce was in New Jersey in 2014. She resides in florida (6yrs) and I reside in Delaware (8yrs). My son was given an athletic scholarship to a school he will be dorming at in Georgia. I have seen that NJ law that a child could be supported up to 23, but... View More
I suggest that you contact the attorney who handled your divorce in NJ. If you resolved your divorce and related matters with a Property or Marital Settlement Agreement. it may cover such an issue. Regardless. I believe that your first contact should be that lawyer or another NJ attorney...View More
Long story short, I seperated from my husband and had a child with another man before the divorce finalized. The man has made zero contribution to my child but did sign an acknowledgement of paternity at the hospital at the time my child was born. I filed for child support today and domestic... View More
Consult with a local attorney experienced in family law. Domestic Relations should not be handing out legal advice. If your family was not intact when the child was born then it's not likely that your former husband has any support obligation for this child. Retain an attorney to guide you...View More
The child support formula being paid is mathematically impossible to pay. Living on a fixed income, “life” happens (unexpected vet/medical bills, etc.) and ex is very litigious, which requires retaining and paying lawyers constantly.
On a fixed income, it is impossible to pay off new... View More
First you need to understand that the PA Support Guidelines do not take into account the multiple issues you raise. Your housing costs, credit card bills, unexpected expenses, etc. are generally not relevant. You may be able to convince a hearing officer/judge to deviate from the Guidelines but...View More
I am pregnant with my first child and ended things with the father. I asked if we could come to an agreement between the two of us vs going to courts and he is now threatening to go for custody. He cannot take care of himself, he does not support himself. He lives at home with his parents and blows... View More
No, you cannot file for custody until after the baby is born. You're lucky that his mother is supportive of you. She can be your greatest ally if you make sure that she sees her new grandbaby. I suggest that you consult with a local family law attorney for guidance.
Hi, We are senior grandparents to a drug dependent daughter and a father of our three grandchildren ages 5, 8, and 11. Youth service will not allow the children to be with their parents unsupervised. The children live with us and are cared for by us. Being both seniors we are on a fixed income... View More
You can file a child support complaint against both parents. It might be helpful to you to first discuss the matter with an experienced family law attorney in your county, who can explain the process to you but, in the end, this is a case you can pursue on your own if need be.
He is on disability, which is why his child support is only $50/month. at that rate we will all be dead before he makes even a dent in the $25,000. He has just inherited a sizable amount of money, so can I sue him for the back support? He and his wife/girlfriend have done everything that they can... View More
While I'm not familiar with the actual term, it seems pretty clear that the amount of arrears that he owes on the support order has either reached zero or is at least below the amount which would subject any federal income tax refund he is entitled to receive from being intercepted to pay the...View More
If the judge ordered you to pay, then you pay. Always do what a judge orders you to do. I can't guess why the judge ordered you to pay her attorney, but I would imagine the judge said why when the order was entered.,
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