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Q: I am not on a birth certificate for a child whom I’ve never met, the mother had a court appointed dna test several stat

Away from where I live. She’s in Michigan, I live in Texas. I was never out on birth certificate, wasn’t informed when he was born, and was not at any of the doctor appointments. The child is 4 years old now and she is wanting to get child support

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on May 28, 2019

You can explore options as they relate to whether she has waited too long and whether you have to pay back child support based on the time that you knew about the alleged paternity of the child. An important question is when did you 1st find out about the child possibly being yours? Let us know... Read more »

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Q: Never married my ex we have a 13 year old daughter together who lives with her mom. My house burn down and I bought a

new one with insurance money. Is the ex entitled to the value of new trailer and its contents and can they raise my child support because of the new trailer? I live in Texas. I'am also raising two minor biological children who live with me.

Cheryl Ann Wulf answered on May 20, 2019

If you are not married I do not see how your ex girlfriend would be entitled to the value of the new trailer and contents. Regarding child support that be increased or decreased based on your income changing. The fact that you are also supporting two minor children who live with you should also... Read more »

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Q: What do I do if the company I work for is not sending correct child support payments for ordered amounts

This set me back in arrears and am in the process of getting incarcerated.

Cheryl Ann Wulf answered on May 20, 2019

I would suggest you speak to someone in the Human Resources to find out why they are not withholding the correct amount. It may be that they need a corrected withholding order or possibly you are not earning enough money for them to withhold the full amount. The income withholding order should... Read more »

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Q: I am the custodial parent and The wife of the my child’s father is becoming hostile.

She yelled, cursed and approached my with confrontation when picking up my child this past Friday. She even called the police on me lying. She also mentioned to me she was trying to build a “case” against me. I don’t know what that means but I no longer want her involved with the pick up and... Read more »

Victoria Collins answered on May 20, 2019

Whether or not the child's step-mother (or any responsible adult) is allowed to pick-up or drop off should be addressed in your final decree. If it is not, or there is simply not language there does not appear here that there is enough of a substantial change in circumstances that would allow a... Read more »

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Q: Child support in Texas for still married couples

Me and my husband are still married and we have not filed or filled out any divorce papers. Can i file for child support without filing for divorce?

Matthew Valley answered on May 18, 2019

Yes. One usually is able to file for child support even if they haven’t filed for divorce. Custody/visitation can also be handled in the same matter.

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Q: When does child support stop?

The child turned 18 in April 2019, and will not be able to graduate as expected from high school in May due to failing grades. The child is not disabled. The divorce decree states age 18 or graduation from high school, whichever is later.

He has no job, and I do not know if he intends to... Read more »

Gary D. Peak answered on May 9, 2019

It depends on whether he stays in school for summer school trying to graduate, or comes back in the fall to asses to graduate. I would meet with the school counselor who deals with issues like this trying to get kids to graduate and find out if there is a plan and if so what. Ask how they handle... Read more »

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Q: Can I legally move with my children? I’m custodial parent.

Children’s father is $13 grand behind on child support..just will not work.He hasn’t held the medical insurance in more than a year. Have taken him to court because he refused to go by 50/50 custody and moved outta state. Took him back at my expense $1000..&refused to agree to standard unless... Read more »

Gary D. Peak answered on May 8, 2019

Sounds like you need a good attorney to take him back to court and have him help in contempt and maybe get him to agree to modify some of the terms to allow you to relocate in exchange for not asking the court to throw him in jail, or suspend his driver's license if meet the requirements for that.

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Q: My wife is not a citizen of usa she married me just for papers

What can I do If I really feel she married me for papers and when I didn't get them she left moved another man in with my 5 yrs old son after less then a month of dating what can I do how does this affect anything I need advice and yes we are still married and she has been sleeping around on me for... Read more »

Gary D. Peak answered on May 6, 2019

I would recommend you file for divorce and seek custody of your son. I would do so sooner rather than later, as the longer you allow your son to live with another man taking no action, it appears you don't think it is harmful.

Now, until there is a court Order in place you have as much...
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Q: My husband and I are filing for divorce with a minor do I need to file separately for child support and custody?

Do we have to settle child support and custody before divorce is finalize?

Gary D. Peak answered on May 6, 2019

If you are filing for divorce and listing the child in the divorce, which of course you should, that puts custody and support in question.

If he files, you should file an answer to insure a default judgment isn't entered giving him everything.

If both of you use the same attorney...
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Q: If the NP is no longer obligated to pay support, do we still need to follow the custody/visitation schedule?

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on May 5, 2019

If the child has reached 18 then visitation and access is no longer applicable. Otherwise, if the most recent order in effect sets out visitation then follow it. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

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Q: Good Evening , When modifying an order for child support, if a child requires substantial care how do I make reference?

My son was diagnosed at age 2 1/2, at the time his father was in the military and we were married. Shortly after, we separated and later

divorced. My attorney filed temporary then signed orders for child support adding that my ex-husband was to support him for the remainder of

his... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Apr 30, 2019

Your facts are very involved even for the average attorney. This is not something you want to do yourself if you have a choice, We can help. 888-343-4529.

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Q: Is the mothers total income considered when determining child supp from father?

Mother lives in Texas with child, father lives in Florida. Mother filing for child support and is married to NFL player. Is their total income considered when determining the father's payment? Or is it percentages automatically?

Matthew Valley answered on Apr 27, 2019

In Texas the answer is generally “no, it is not.” The Texas Family Code has statutory guidelines for child support that are based on the net resources of the individual parent who is to pay child support. Mother’s new husband isn’t obligated to spend one penny on the child that isn’t his,... Read more »

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Q: Can a man give up his rights just because he doesn't want to pay me child support?

Matthew Valley answered on Apr 27, 2019

A parent can sign a voluntary relinquishment of his or her parental rights but there would have to be a petition to terminate the parental rights filed in the appropriate district court, and a judge would have to determine that it is in the best interests of the child to terminate the parent’s... Read more »

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Q: I have had my daughter for 3 years on temporary orders judge stopped child support on both sides

Now she is returning back to mom can I get credit for 3 years I didn't receive anything and did it on my own?

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Apr 26, 2019

If you have had a hearing and your attorney already presented your request for such then it has been resolved. Not sure if a final hearing has been had or not. Good luck.

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Q: How does attorney deal with the moral battle knowing about the court registry investment system and the effects

How does attorney deal with the moral battle knowing about the court registry investment system and the effects

Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 16, 2019

From a practical standpoint, many attorneys do not stop and think to delve deeply into the moral issues because they tend to be more focused on its use as a tool for handling court registry funds. Their immediate attention tends to be more on individual cases.

Tim Akpinar

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Q: What if either of the parents didnt fill for child support. What can be done. They are young first time parents?.

They got a paper by the constables saying they had a court date. It was a child support case.. But not either of them have applied and they both living together.

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Apr 9, 2019

Sounds like someone previously applied for government benefits. They want reimbursement.

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Q: My 13 year old's mother kicked him out on the 5th. We do not have primary custody of him, How do I begin?

He resides in Tarrant county and we live in Taylor county. His mother would be the kind of person that will not give up custody if it means she has to give up the child support. However we need to be able to enroll him in school and get him on insurance. He does have some ADD problems and she has... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Apr 8, 2019

Consult with an attorney who is able to assist you in the county where the order was last pending. Explain this situation and consider modifying the order with the attorney's assistance. Good luck 888-343-4529.

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Q: Will the OAG force an absent bio father to pay child support of he gives up his rights and the child is then adopted?

Child is on medicaid.

Bio father wants to give up rights.

Step father wants to adopt.

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Apr 5, 2019

The past child support and health support may still be owing to the state.

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Q: What is the time limit for submitting expenses to the noncustodial parent that are detailed in the decree for remittance

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Apr 5, 2019

If you read your order in detail it should tell you how long you have to submit the uninsured expenses. Let us know if you need any help. 888–343-4529.

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Q: My child is turning 18 and lives in Pennsylvania. I will be filing for termination of support soon....

My child lives with her aunt and will not be graduating high school when she turns 18. I believe she quit school. What reasons could the court order continuation of support past the age of 18 in PA? My child was diagnosed as being bi-polar and has behavioral problems due to this. Would that be... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Apr 1, 2019

You would have to provide proof that she is not in school. The parent would have to file request for special needs extension of child support if requesting and prove if there are special needs of child requiring extra financial needs.

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