still be in high school when the baby is born. My daughter is in college. She will be living with my husband and I. We are stable and able to help her financially with the bab . My question is since he is still in high school would it be who of her to establish a custody agreement prior to the baby... Read more »
In Tennessee, I do not think it's possible to establish "custody" of an unborn child. Think about that- who else can have custody of an unborn child? Additionally, Tennessee law no longer favors the use of the word "custody" - the preferred term is "primary residential parent." Once the child is...Read more »
It is possible. You must comply with the statutes regarding relocation including given the proper notice. See, e.g., TCA 36-6-108. You would be wise to consult with a local attorney first to make sure you do it correctly.
Only the father can sign a V.A.P. ( voluntary acknowledgement of Paternity). If not signed by the father at the time of birth, the only way to established parentage for a child born out of wedlock is for either parent to file paternity proceedings and have DNA testing done.
My ex who is the father of both of my children has asked for child support modification and and still owes a hefty amount for the past two years , we have no parenting plan in effect . What will likely happen when we go to court? Btw , he hasn’t worked and still don’t .
We are still married but live in different states. He agreed to send tuition money for their school but whenever he gets mad at me he stops sending the payments and it leaves me in an unexpected whole. He said I need to let a judge decide on the payment. I tried to work with him before going this... Read more »
it sounds like you need a divorce as your relationship is not working. In a divorce, the judge will set child support for children under age 18 and if needed, and your husband is able, the Judge can also award alimony or spousal support. Consult an experienced divorce lawyer for specific advice on...Read more »
No, when the first child turns 18 or graduates ( whichever is last to occur), the child support will need to be re-figured again using the current gross income of both parents and any changes in the parenting plan. If the parties income and parenting time have not changes, the emancipation of the...Read more »
Those are certainly reasons to be concerned, but since your question doesn't mention the age of the child ( and lots of other factors the Judge has to consider) no lawyer can provide a guaranteed result. Will cutting off the child's relationship with her father truly benefit the child? If the...Read more »
We tried to go to the child support office she wrote a letter and signed it turned it in to our case worker like we were told. Our case worked trying to say it can’t be done. I have had many friends do this. It’s preventing me from buying a house for my family. I have my kids 90% of the time... Read more »
This si not something you can do without a lawyer- Child support is a requirement, it just can't be "dropped" - the Judges are required to make sure the child support law is followed. However, if you are keeping the children most of the time, the parenting plan can be changed to reflect that change...Read more »
My ex- wife lives in another state. I live in TN, and support was ordered through TN. All my children have been 18 for more than 8 years. My wife does not need the money. I had a series of 4 strokes, after having failing health for many years. I am now totally disabled. I need that income to use... Read more »
Can they? Yes, they are currently doing it now. Should they? That seems questionable based on the fact that the children are well above the age where support should be required. Although you stated it is back child support so that may be different.
My wife filed for divorce several months ago and I will be starting a new job with a substantially higher salary next month. I was wondering which salary would be used to calculate things like alimony and child support. I know in some other states it is based on the income at the time of filing, is... Read more »
We have a court order in effect. I'm the physical and legal custodial parent. He is ordered to pay child support through clerks office. However, he's always given me cash money. Now, five years later he wants me to sign a receipt for all child support paid in cash. Is this a good idea or no?
If called to testify in court, and the Judge gave you an oath where you swore to tell the truth, and he asked you if you did indeed receive the child support payments in cash, what would you say? If the answer is yes, then you should sign the receipt. It's not really an "idea" - it's just the...Read more »
Our divorce was finalized in January of this year awarding me full custody, and ordering her to pay me cs. She has made continuous claims of going to rehab and getting better (none of which have ever been followed through) Thank you for any reply and your time in answering, I very much appreciate... Read more »
You need to file a petition for contempt to enforce the divorce decree. If she has the money to pay, and simple is refusing to pay, she is in willful contempt of court for refusing to obey the court's orders. Willful contempt can be punished by jail time. You may wish to consult the child support...Read more »
I’ve been paying child support directly to my ex. My child is 18 and graduated last month. Am I required to file a court order to stop it? If so, do I have to continue paying child support until the court date?
I think it's always best to get court approval, especially since there was a court order establishing the support when it first started. If the child has already graduated and is over age 18, I suspect no judge would hold you in contempt for just stopping the payments. why no just ask the mother to...Read more »
The termination of parental rights required in an adoption will terminate the current child support obligation, but it does NOT terminate any arrearages or past due support. However, it would be up to the recipient to take action to collect it, and if they are not very aggressive in doing so, it...Read more »
Tennessee law provides for continuation of child support beyond the normal/usual termination time ( which is age 18 or graduation, whichever is last to occur) IF the child is disabled. See Tennessee Code Section 36-5-101(k). The definition of disability is that set forth under Federal law in the...Read more »
yes, you must continue to pay. Child support terminates when the child turns 18, or graduates from high school, whichever event occurs last , so in your case, it sounds like it will be graduation, which usually take place in May.
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