He's trying to take me for support when I barely make any money or none at all ( Caregiver). He makes more than I do, He's trying to go after my husband ( not the father to the 2 children I have with him) because he's the one that makes the money. Will he win the support case? I have... Read more »
Child support goes by a parent's "earning capacity," not necessarily his/her "income." If a parent isn't working -- and doesn't have a good reason for not working -- an earning capacity could be imputed/assigned to the non-working parent for purposes of a child...Read more »
I understand that most courts are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but I have an upcoming child support case that no one has contacted me about to let me know if it has been canceled or postponed or rescheduled and I’m nervous about not showing up because I don’t wanna get in trouble or... Read more »
You should call your lawyer. If you don't have one call the Court. From the Court notices it looks like no trials or hearings in May or June, but you need to find out if your particular hearing is the type that is postponed. If you speak to someone make a note of who you talk to , the time,...Read more »
Generally, there is negotiation with all the lienholders. Child Support is a priority, and if they are not in agreement there can be no settlement (unless the amount of their claim is less than the amount that the other side has agreed to pay). I suggest you speak with your lawyer to see how...Read more »
Sure. Don't forget that, if you're receiving unemployment compensation, that will count as income. Assuming that your local Domestic Relations Office is closed to the public, you'll have to try to do it online. Try this link...Read more »
There are 3 children 14, 16, and 18. I was told by my attorney that the child support would remain the same amount even after the eldest child turned 18. I do not understand why my child support would not lower after graduation of the 18 year old. She is not attending any schooling after graduation.
You are entitled to obtain a second opinion about this issue, but you're to have to do it by way of an actual consultation with an attorney. During this shut-down, many attorneys are offering telephone and even video consultations. Often child comes off the order, the parents' financial...Read more »
We share 50/50 custody, and he makes significantly more money than me. At the time, I just wanted the divorce to be over, and I didn’t educate myself about child support. But after more than a year of supporting myself and my 3 kids, money is kind of tight, and I want to know if I can file for... Read more »
This should be posted in PA section not NY. In NY support can only be ordered from the date of filing of an application for child support forward. I would expect that in PA it would be the same but repost in PA section.
I’m on ssdi and I got a one time payment from ssi and found out from them that chIld support took half of my money and holding it. I have call and call trying to find out what happen to my money child support say they don’t see it but ssi say they are holding that amount and more and won’t... Read more »
Her taxes were to be intercepted for the past due amount yet he only received $500 from her federal and $165 from her state. Why did he not receive the whole $1200 she owes??? We talked to domestics all they know is that the put in a form to intercept, that is all. Wheres the rest of the $$$. She... Read more »
Are you sure she was supposed to receive more then what you were sent? The only other reason that I know of why you would not have received the full amount is she may have owed additional debts that had priority or the state did not update the records to indicate the full amount she owed. Also if...Read more »
Not in Pennsylvania. It's against public policy. The reason is that child support is for the benefit of the child -- not the parent who nonetheless receives it -- and a parent cannot "bargain" that support away.
The parent with primary physical custody will pay all out-of-pocket expenses up to $250.00 during the calendar year for each child. Anything greater than this amount should be allocated between the parents by a percentage ordinarily contained in the child support order. That monetary amount could...Read more »
You need to get an accounting from the State, ultimately you may have to contact the Pennsylvania Civil Liberties Union, because you shouldn't have to sue them in California. Further, there should be a process for accounting. Given the amount of money you may want to contact the California...Read more »
She applied for Welfare and they asked her question about the father. She then reached out to him to tell him about his child he never knew he had. Now (13 years later) he has to pay support. Is there a statue of limitations that could protect him since she waited so long to let him know he had a... Read more »
I don't believe there is but he can ask for a blood test or DNA test if he isn't sure. A birth certificate would be a start. An acquaintance was paying child support and when he saw a picture of the child it was apparent he was not the father.
We do not currently have an official custody arrangement. It has been 9 years since we divorced. The children are both 15 years old. We are afraid to go for court for one because the children don't want to see their father more than they have to if we fail to get sole custody. However, the... Read more »
I am not sure what safe legally means? The father has an equal right to see his children, so a court may order visitation. The children's viewpoint is one of 16 factors the court considers in ordering visitation. Here is where it gets nasty. Florida is a member of the custody compact but...Read more »
I have worked in the same career during our entire marriage which started at around 45K (10 years ago) working my way up the corporate ladder to over 100K. We have 2 children. My wife has a few certifications for professions, but has never kept a job. She always has a reason she leaves after a... Read more »
You really do need to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to address your questions. You would do well to hire an attorney to draft all the necessary procedural paperwork -- but most definitely to craft a comprehensive property settlement agreement to address how assets/liabilities...Read more »
If he owns the property that was just rented, the $1,200.00/mo. rental income could possibly be counted as his income for purposes of calculating child support. If the property is owned by a company, however, the lines are more blurry. Definitely bring it up to the hearing officer.
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