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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on

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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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Child Support and Civil Rights for Texas on

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.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Criminal Law for Texas on

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Texas on

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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Q: Do I have to break up with my girlfriend which is my baby mother if we decide to put child support?

If I'm 15 years old and I have a girlfriend that is also 15 years old and we had a baby and each both of us live with our parents and my girlfriend stays with the baby, and she is now 4 months and my girlfriend wants me to give her money for baby to take car eof her and we put child support and... Read more »

Victoria Collins answered on Mar 29, 2019

Whether you are a couple or not has nothing to do with supporting your child. If you are old enough to have a child, then you are old enough to take care of it. “Child support” is a legal term that describes a financial responsibility ordered by a court of Law to help with the expenses... Read more »

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Q: How can I ask to be a primary decision maker for my child but still shared custody with the other parent?

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Mar 26, 2019

You would put on proof that what you’re requesting is in the best interests of the child. Sounds like you’re requesting equal visitation periods. If an order already in existence then a modification needs to be done. Let us know if we can help. 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Texas on

Q: Wife’s mother is legal guardian of child. If husband files for divorce do he need to declare that a child is involved?

My boyfriend is a UK citizen and his wife is a us citizen. He lives in the uk, she is in Texas and they have been separated for 7 years. Can anyone help with this question. He wants to divorce but is worried she will want child maintenance payments back dated despite the Fact that the child has... Read more »

Carrie T. Schilling answered on Mar 19, 2019

Child support is determined based on the best interest of the child. If the grandmother is the legal guardian or a conservator of the child, then there should already be an order affecting the parent child relationship. This order may include an order regarding child support. The divorce may or... Read more »

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Q: If I got a letter from the attorney general telling me I had to go to court how do I reschedule?

I'm behind on child support because I went to prison and they sent me a letter that was a late notice?

Carrie T. Schilling answered on Mar 18, 2019

There should be a phone number of who to call on the citation. If you have not missed your court date yet, you can call the attorney general's office or the court clerk and ask if you can get the date re-set. If you've already missed your court date your options may be limited depending on how... Read more »

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Q: Will I have any rights to my wife's ex husband CS arrears?

My wife's ex husband stopped paying CS for 4 years and I was supporting my step children. Now he is forced to pay the arrears in lump sum and is going to my wife. Can I legally force my wife to give me half of the CS?

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Mar 12, 2019

Legally the order probably states that his obligation in to the mother. The moral thing to do would be to share with you. Hopefully, some good came of your help for those children.

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Q: Can my daughters mom take off back pay if she wants to in new mexico?

I no longer pay child support my daughter is 22 but I have back pay and I owe 13000 can my daughter's mom take it off the remaining balance

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Mar 6, 2019

Each state has their own rules. If the order is one that is pending in New Mexico ask an attorney licensed there. If order signed in Texas if both parties are in agreement then such can be fashioned and done. Good luck. If you need us we are willing to assist 888-353-4529.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on

Q: Have been divorced for 2 yrs. Decree says Divorce with no children. Ex now says a child is mine and wants child support.

Will a judge order me to pay? Ex was the petitioner in the divorce. We have both since remarried.

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Mar 6, 2019

If she knew that she was pregnant at the time of the divorce then you may be able to get off from paying child support or her asserting now that you are the father. If you need further counsel feel free to contact us at 888-343-4529.

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Q: Ok the mother of my child has 4 kids 4 different dad's is it legal for her to collect only child support on two of us?

Also she works an collects food stamps and lives with her parents still, is this legal?

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Mar 1, 2019

Each father can be ordered to pay child support regardless of another father’s obligation. One is not dependent on the other. Hope this helps.

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Q: Can I sign over my rights?

I just got child support papers from someone I have not seen in 10 years saying that her 9 year old son is mine. There is another man on the birth certificate and pictures all over facebook with his "dad". She was also married to someone else for 4 years so he has had a father figure in his life.... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Feb 18, 2019

You can sign over rights. But, if it is not your child then it would be better off learning that 1st. Then you would not be responsible at all. You should get an attorney in your area to assist you with this as soon as possible. Good luck.

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Q: Can mother of kids ask for child support if she doesn’t work? She’s Been going to school for 8-9 yrs now what can I do

The mother of my kids is asking for child support now , but she’s never worked in her life and our kids are 8 and 9yrs old .. she only goes to school but has changed majors 3 times already . She’s been going to school for 8-9 years now and doesn’t let me claim kids on income tax.

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Feb 7, 2019

Yes, she can request child support regardless of how much she makes. Child support is based on your income if she has them primarily. You should still retain an attorney to represent your rights if she does file any actions. 888-343-4529 if you need us.

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Q: My husband is paying child support and his ex became pregnant by a man that was abusive to her and just got out of jail.

We had no idea that she was dating a criminal and is now dating another guy and he has been staying over with her for about for months but we have not been able to meet him or talk to her and when we pick up or drop off our son she never comes out. What can we possibly do about that? She is also... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Feb 7, 2019

You can file a motion to modify and depending on all of the facts request primary custody of the child. Then she would be responsible for paying child support.

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Q: if im on child and have another child that im about to be on support for will the first mothers payments decrease?

im currently on child support for my daughter but just recently had another child if she files for child support will the child support for my daughter decrease being that one child get 20% and 2 children gets 25% or will they both receive 20% each since they come from different mothers?

Matthew Valley answered on Feb 4, 2019

You would need to go to court and get the first child support order modified to accommodate the fact that you now have another child to support. It will not just change automatically.

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Q: My brother needs help Relinquishing his Parental Rights (his wife is willing to cooperate)

My brother lives in Colombia (south america) and his exwife and child live in Houston.

Both want for my brother to relinquish his rights and obligations as the father of their child, who is 10 years old.

I would like to know how much would this service cost.

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 28, 2019

The cost of attorney fees will depend on the amount of time necessary to complete the case. More information as to whether orders are in place already is a good place to start to do the assessment.

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