I thought when a person gets married their income becomes one. I'm not understanding why I can't take both to court for support. She has insurance on our kids, why does she have the right to do that but doesn't have rights over our kids?
A stepparent may take out insurance policy on the children of their spouse as the children are considered dependents of the biological parent and that person's spouse (at least for insurance purposes). She has custodial/guardianship rights and obligations granted by the stepparent relationship, but...Read more »
Only your income and his income is included in the calculation. His wife's income is not included. No, you cannot take his wife to court because she has no legal rights or responsibilities to your child.
My ex husband fell behind on his child support for a few years and is now paying the regular support plus a few dollars in arrears each month. The support order says he can use the child as a deduction only if he is current on child support. Is he considered current, if he still owes $6000 in... Read more »
It is a very good chance that the State will grab any Tax Refund due you. Change your W4 now to claim some exemptions. Tax Refunds are bad, creating an asset for certain outfits to grab. If possible do not file your Return for awhile, but still pay any income taxes due.
The "parenting plan " form which is part of your divorce papers has a section on child support. The form has a section where the parties choose the date- In summary, you've got to review the divorce papers and see what they say. If the section was not filled out, generally court order become...Read more »
Non-married, child. 12/15 breakup. Verbal agreement 50/50 sharing. I paid for 80%+ of food, toys, clothing, etc. Everything good. They popped another child out 10/16 and another one 10/17 with partner. Bad financial management led to them getting evicted, 03/18. Provided ex and children a roof over... Read more »
If you are sued by your ex for child support and are properly served, and then you fail to respond, be it in Tenn. or Fla., you'll likely end up with some kind of default order against you. Which can lead to further issues. Best not to ignore lawsuits if one is filed--things usually just get worse....Read more »
You must go to the office of the court clerk- there will be a charge of the copy and an extra charge if you want the copy to be "certified" ( verified as accurate). You will need the exact names of the people/entities involve in the case or the case number to assist the clerk in finding the case...Read more »
My divorce papers quote a price to pay. I have verbally agreed in the past to pay my ex more money when i had a better paying job. I now dont have that job. Can she obligate me to pay that verbal price even though no paperwork was ever filed saying to pay that set price?
His lawyer can file the Motion and usually have it held quickly in Chambers. But it is the Judge's discretion. If he is granted Furlough. then he needs to be very prompt about returning to Jail, not get in trouble, and I recommend writing a thank you letter to the Judge.
Scenario: Divorced 2005- Ex Husband was ordered to pay $1000 mth. He only paid $800, not a dime more. Sometimes not even that. The agreement for the last 14 years, was he would pay me directly. Which he deposited into my account every Thursday.
Children (twins) were seniors last year, and... Read more »
Yes- under the guidelines, if either parent has additional children in their home ( or other children outside their home for which they are paying support) this is a factor in the calculation of support.
You might try talking to a competent Bankruptcy Attorney about filing a Chapter 13 and making payments for 5 years. It would be alot of work right now. But if the amount of arrearages is enough, and you work steadily, it might discharge it completely in five years. It is much better to trade...Read more »
Child support is no longer figured by a strict percentage of your income. Child support is now based on the monthly gross income of BOTH parents AND the number of days set forth in the parenting plan. There are other factors but the number of days and the parties' income are the most significant....Read more »
In my experience, the judges follow the guidelines ( appellate court decisions says the guidelines have the same effect as laws passed by the legislature). The Judges are under a statutory directive to insure the child support law is obeyed. The guidelines do permit deviations, but only for a very...Read more »
More than likely, the Child Support Referee will incarcerate you. You are probably ordered to pay what an Order says, which is what you need to read and obey. If you know about arrearages, then you probably are aware of what you are supposed to do. There is no way $10 a month will keep you out...Read more »
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