I showed the mediator our most recent custody order which he replied this was 2015. It is our most recent order. I showed other documents that our kids live with me. How is the support mediator supposed to determine who our kids live with when I say they reside with me and he claims they live with... Read more »
I suggest that you obtain a copy of the custody docket, which should show that the most current order is the one from 2015. Then gather up documentation that tends to show that the children reside with you - school records, doctor's records, extracurricular activities rosters, etc. Anything that...Read more »
Trust your attorney. Conferences sometimes do not include the parties. Usually this is to establish the issues, schedule witnesses, or identify additional information that might be needed. You will be in the conference through your attorney so make sure s/he has all the information they need...Read more »
He could be held in contempt for failure to make the required payment. Contact your Domestic Relations Office and inform them that your ex is now in arrears. They can discuss enforcement options with you.
Will she be told to find a job. I have been giving money to her without a court order since we split in 2017. I am finally moving on and have my own expenses and finally found a new place to live after spending time with my parents. I also pay support for a child who is the states custody... Read more »
It's really not possible to provide you with detailed answers because every case is different. I expect that she will likely receive both spousal and child support based solely on what you've said here. You really should sit down for a consultation with an experienced family law attorney to discuss...Read more »
Don’t make the mistake of trying to get something filed just to get it started. There are timelines that affect jurisdiction in family law matters and you want to understand the consequences of the decisions you make. Consultation with an attorney in your area can help you weigh the costs and...Read more »
I'd say fist contact the Domestic relations Office for the county where the order was entered and go from there. If the order was sent to another county or state for enforcement, they should have that information. If the case was closed, you may have to consider getting an attorney involved.
Probably not but there's no way to predict what the courts will do. Generally speaking, a modification of a support order does not become effective before the date until the request for modification was filed. However, as you apparently are aware, the support order requires all parties to promptly...Read more »
Always file now, because any support award is retroactive back to the date of filing. If his financial situation improves in the future (and it should, as he moves through the ranks), then you can always file a petition to modify support upward.
Can I get child support credit for this money I gave her ? Wage attachment was ordered but it took Md 9 mos to put it in place. I have copies of the money orders with her signature and they state on the money order it is for child support. I also have the text messages saying she received this... Read more »
Did your support order originate in PA? You may be able to solve your issues by contacting your local Domestic relations Office. The mother can also just advise whichever office is handling the support case in writing that you paid it and they can initiate giving you the appropriate credit.
Oldest daughters child support ends soon. Ex wife is taking me to court to increase child support for our second child claiming she has autism. My oldest daughter is highly intelligent, independant, but has been subjected to parental alienation from my ex wife. My daughter no longer wants to see me... Read more »
The courts don't side with mothers or fathers. There are support guidelines which to court must apply. The support guidelines are income-driven, not expense driven. Perhaps it would help you to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss this situation
She is now living with her father. Her mother never reported that the minor child is no longer living with her, and she is still collecting child support. Is this legal in the state of Pa. ? The father has filed full custody of his daughter.
The father is probably following the better approach. He is going to first confirm that he has custody and then he can file to stop the support order. Sometimes parents take both actions simultaneously. I assume he is represented by experienced legal counsel and he should be following whatever...Read more »
You should contact your local Domestic Relations Office about this. Just a bit of information - a monthly order of $511 may include an payment toward arrears of about $50. If the arrears have been paid, or never existed, that could be one explanation. Another bit of information is that monthly...Read more »
I had a support order but my ex went to jail so it stopped. As soon as he was out I reported it to DRS. He has since not had a job many years now and DRS tells me there is nothing we can do until he has an income to get my case reinstated. Please help I don’t know if there are any other steps... Read more »
Yes, either parent can file for child support. Child support in PA is determined by the parent's individual incomes and, in your case, then an adjustment will be made for the shared physical custody. In the end, the calculations strive to even out the incomes, including child support, to the...Read more »
I have my son about 75% of the time. Will all of these children get him out of paying child support for the one child he and I have together? It’s been 10 years since our support order was modified and I have been thinking of taking him in for modification because my sons misc expenses are... Read more »
Good question. He will not be released from providing support for your son but it's hard to know whether all those other children will impact the amount of the support. Here's how it works. You may want to consult with an experienced local family law attorney to go over this is greater detail....Read more »
He lives on the west coast now, she lives with her mom in PA ..where they divorced. Custodial mom is now limiting the time we get her in the summer. Divorce papers state he will get her every other weekend...when he lived there. We are thinking of taking her to court to mandate we get her for more... Read more »
Yes, she can request an increase in the support. If she voluntarily quit her job, the PA court may attribute her most recent income to her as earnings even though she is no longer employed. However, since the Support Guidelines have changed several times in the last 11 years, and I assume your...Read more »
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