answered on May 2, 2023
If the father of the stepson is receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA), it is unlikely that the stepson would be entitled to any of that money directly. SSI is a needs-based program that provides cash assistance to people who are aged, blind, or... Read more »
My fiancees son never received disability as a child and applied on his own and got it and is his own guardian and moved out of his mother's house and they still want him to pay her child support.
answered on Nov 20, 2022
Under Virginia Code Section 16.1-278.15, child support may be ordered to continue for an adult child in the following circumstances:
"...The court may also order that support be paid or continue to be paid for any child over the age of 18 who is (a) severely and permanently mentally or... Read more »
This past June my daughter turned 18 here in the state of Virginia. She graduated from High School in May. She moves into her apartment next month (Sept). I am veteran and my daughter will be going to school on my GI Bill and Virginia disability Dependent College program. Her mother has... Read more »
answered on Aug 15, 2022
Child support in Virginia can only be awarded retroactively to the date that the petition was filed in the case of an original determination, or when motion to modify was filed and served on the payer parent in the case of an attempt to change support. The fact that a parent earned more during a... Read more »
He doesn't have that much money it was promised to be paid by a mutual friend
answered on Aug 3, 2022
Orders to pay child support are targeted specifically at the parent but depending on how your mutual friend promised to pay, there may be an enforceable contract to obtain the necessary funds. An enforceable contract would require that your friend agreed, in writing, to pay your boyfriend's... Read more »
The Commonwealth of Virginia's data system in the criminal child support and social service system has and is continuously causing havoc chaos nightmare in a loop please help I have documentation that shows my proof
answered on Apr 25, 2023
A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It looks like you're seeking an attorney. It could be difficult for attorneys on this site to contact you - the format here isn't set up like a referral service - it's basically limited to Q & A.... Read more »
Because of my wife disloyal and separation which impacted my personal health, mental loss, financial loss, separation from son, insult,harassment,visa loss, financial loss to 25 lakh, medical expenses spent close 3 lakhs, bad name in my previous company, begged for money , begged for... Read more »
answered on Feb 26, 2023
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It is important that you seek legal advice from a qualified immigration attorney who can provide you with guidance on your options. They will be able to evaluate your case and provide you with advice on how to proceed. You may also want to consider... Read more »
I was recently the physical custodian. Son decided to move with dad. Dad has never carried insurance or paid any medical bills in the past. The current bill is the dads girl friends name. And she keeps asking for the money and threatening court.
answered on Jan 4, 2022
Generally speaking, if there is no order requiring you to pay for the health care costs, then there is no obligation to do so. If the child's father seeks court assistance, he could get an order that requires payment of health care costs that are not reimbursed by an insurance plan. However,... Read more »
I have a court ordered child support order which has been in effect since my son was 1 years old. His father abandoned him after losing the case and tired to jump back into his life at the age of 11. He claimed he would help out. Last year I put the 10 year old chip support order into action with... Read more »
answered on Dec 17, 2021
It sounds like you should be able to enforce the original order and sue for the full amount of child support owed. If the court has not made any changes to the original order, then he will have to pay.
In order to fully answer your question, an attorney would need the specific details of... Read more »
My wife and I are getting a divorce in VA, we have 2 kids, and we are both very high income earners. This is amicable, there's no fighting or hostility. We have agreed to joint custody. We both would like to have an agreement to split all costs 50/50, verses a set amount of child support. We... Read more »
answered on Nov 19, 2021
Spouses can enter into enforceable written marital agreements in Virginia, also known as separation agreements, property settlement agreements, and agreements and stipulations when they address the incidents of separation and divorce. Ultimately, the parties cannot bind a judge by contract on the... Read more »
I want the order moved to NC or VA. I also just lost my job and plan to put a stop order on the order until I find a new job. I always pay my child support, however I think my new job will be less money and would like a modification. Will they base the number on NY or will they base it on NC or VA
answered on Jun 3, 2021
When a court issues a child support order, that court has exclusive continuing jurisdiction to modify that order so long as someone continues to live in the state.
Unlike custody that follows the child, the new jurisdiction to modify support cannot be determined until someone wants to... Read more »
When one of my sons turned 15 he lived with me and my other son lived with my ex. We went to court an agreed that she would take care of one son and I would the other. Current child support would end then. I would just have to pay what was in arrears. I believe that child support was still charging... Read more »
answered on Jun 2, 2021
Va. Code § 20-60.3 "14. Notice that in determination of a support obligation, the support obligation as it becomes due and unpaid creates a judgment by operation of law. The order shall also provide, pursuant to § 20-78.2, for interest on the arrearage at the judgment rate as established by... Read more »
Most of the arrears that i owe is because i was out of work because i could not afford to work. The first couple of years that i paid child support my bring home checks after taxes and child support was deducted i only brought home $0.14 a week. Is there anything i can do?
answered on Apr 23, 2021
A court cannot grant you relief from an arrearage in child support. It is very important to make sure you making at least some contribution to the debt so you are not held in contempt of court. If your wages are being garnished, there are limits to the amount that can be withheld by law. An... Read more »
On 1/25/2021, the court ruled on joint custody and child support. The mother found out I am in a new relationship and now refuses to adhere to the legal agreement and is demanding I bring her everything in my home I bought our kids. She never fully complied with the order; I do not know where she... Read more »
answered on Mar 25, 2021
It's a good theory but ultimately not allowed - support and visitation are two separate issues in the eyes of the court. Support should still be paid as ordered, and a show-cause may be appropriate for the violation of the visitation order. Speak with a local family law attorney about how to... Read more »
His father barely sees him, and does not want to help financially, even though he said he would. He never offers anything and doesn't even help buy him anything. I don't know what I am supposed to do anymore.
answered on Mar 23, 2021
Both parents have a legal duty to support their children. Child support is paid to the parent with primary physical custody or the parent to him a support obligation is owed under the shared custody guidelines computations. A child support case can be initiated in the Commonwealth of Virginia in... Read more »
My ex spouse filed for child support before we divorced (I have made every payment) and during our divorce we renegotiated our payments VIA our LAWYERS. I filed the official divorce decree that was signed by a JUDGE with the juvenile court in Chesapeake, VA which I was told to do by my lawyers so... Read more »
answered on Mar 16, 2021
Parents cannot effectively bargain away their children's rights to child support. While a court will consider a written agreement between the parties, it is not binding on the court, and the court can order whatever amount is deemed appropriate after calculating the presumptively correct... Read more »
My ex filed for child support in the state of California but moved to a different state. I’m suppose to have a court hearing but I no longer reside in California either. I’m unsure of what I should do.
answered on Mar 2, 2021
Move to dismiss the CA matter for lack of jurisdiction under UIFSA.
The other party, as the petitioning party, has to refile where you live as the responding party.
answered on Feb 22, 2021
Visitation and child support are entirely separate matters. One is not conditioned on the other.
Visitation proceeds as ordered without regard to child support payments.
If you want the child support, file a motion to compel payments.
Recently, I reopened a CS order due to 1.5 years of non-payment based on a mutual agreement with the NC parent. Now that he is being legally ordered to pay CS, he mentioned adding our daughter to his health insurance. Since he is unable to make legal decisions based on the custody order, I... Read more »
answered on Feb 19, 2021
In order to properly answer your question, there is more information that is needed. I would recommend that you consult with an experienced family law attorney to review the current issues you are facing with the child support and health insurance.
Why no record of service at clerks office . After receiving judgement order to pay attorney fees. Not only not notified of hearing but judge wrote no reason for judgement.
answered on Feb 10, 2021
In Virginia, a judge will not enter a judgment against the defendant unless there is proof of service on the defendant. You may want to go to the Court to review the file or hire an attorney to review the file for you.
Kid’s mom and lawyer refuse to sign child support order, because it didn’t go her way.
answered on Jan 20, 2021
They can refuse to sign. If that case, a hearing is docketed for entry of the order.
The order need only reflect what the judge ruled. Not what the parties wanted the judge to rule.
If the parties disagree with the ruling, they file an appeal to have the ruling reviewed.
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