Washington Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: What documents will i need to take to the court house to start the divorce process

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Washington on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Have you researched the process at your local law library and online via the WA state court's website? Those are great places to start when representing yourself in a divorce and seeking forms and guidance. Have you considered limited scope representation as a more affordable way to hire a lawyer when you're on a tight budget? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read...

Q: How do I get power of attorney back after signing it to my mom

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Washington on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer
Have a lawyer review the Power of Attorney document you signed to determine how to properly rescind that POA. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following areas of law:...

Q: My girlfriend is having issues with her ex to pay his half stated in the parenting plan of child care.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Washington on
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
Andrekita Silva's answer
She can contact DCS (Division of Child Support) and ask that they collect for her. Although all past due child support bears interest, they will not collect that for her. It can take DCS a long time but they will do this for her at no charge.

If EX has a job, she should consider hiring a lawyer. If EX owes 5 years of back child care, an attorney can have that back daycare plus all accrued interest reduced to a judgment. If a judgment is entered, your girlfriend will be entitled to an...

Q: Did my obligation to pay for the kids health insurance end when their child support ended?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Washington on
Answered on Apr 2, 2018
Andrekita Silva's answer
If you have a new order that pertains to college support, the terms/ provisions in the new order supercede the terms of an earlier order of child support . Your obligation to contribute is whatever your new order says it is.

If your prior order or other written agreement states that your obligation to contribute to health would continue on beyond the termination of your basic support obligation during post high school educational support, then there could be an argument that your...

Q: My child’s father recently moved to California, me and the child live in Washington, we don’t have a parenting plan...

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Washington on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marc Andrew Moses' answer
I wouldn't wait to see if you are going to get in trouble for not allowing your child to talk to the other parent. There may be reasons to do so, but I would rather see you present the issue to the court and get a judge to issue an order.

If the child resides in Washington, you can file a petition in Superior Court in the county where the child lives, then ask for a parenting plan and a child support order, the two issues mentioned in your question, as well as other issues that may...

Q: Does the non custodial parent stop paying child support during visitations, ie... summer breaks?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Washington on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marc Andrew Moses' answer
When a Washington court orders child support, the order states when it is payable- monthly, or bi-monthly, or perhaps within some other time frame. Unless the order states that payment of child support may be suspended when the non-custodial parent has parenting time (which is highly unlikely), child support is due all year long.

Generally, child support and visitation are two separate issues. Visitation cannot be withheld because of non-payment of child support; likewise, child...

Q: I’m a father living in Washington State and I pay child support in NY. I need a lawyer should I look for one here or NY?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Washington on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marc Andrew Moses' answer
Short answer: It depends.

You wrote that you needed a lawyer, but didn't give the reason. It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you're looking to modify the amount of support or other order, and if the children have been living in New York for at least the last six months, you will need an attorney licensed to practice in New York to handle the case there, because New York has jurisdiction over the children. There may be exceptions: If the children have been living in...

Q: My son lives in Washington St & has a hearing that is scheduled in 10 days that he just found out. Can he call in ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Washington on
Answered on May 4, 2017
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
He can of the judge approves it. He should file a motion, ASAP, to appear by phone.

Q: What is the best way to approach the fact that my Husband is not disclosing his actual income? Do I bring it up?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Washington on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017
Matthew M Montoya's answer
Contact a tax attorney immediately. If you are a low income taxpayer, you can go to a low income taxpayer clinic in your state.

This is very serious and shouldn't be handled by yourself.

Q: Can my husband get custody if his ex wife did not set up child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Washington on
Answered on Jul 6, 2016
Marjorie Simmons' answer
Does your husband have a copy of his dissolution decree? Child support obligations are normally addressed in the decree and its attachments. Child support is reasonably used only for supporting children, from socks and other garments to housing and food. A pattern of expenditure showing otherwise can be grounds for support modification, but must be proven. The first order of business in your case is to make sure the child is clothed, so buy the child some clothing and keep receipts. You should...

Q: Will my income be included in my live in boyfriend's child support calculation?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Washington on
Answered on May 17, 2014
Cheryl L Van Ackeren's answer
No, your income should not be included in his child support.

Q: Can my mom tell child support enforcement that she does not want child support from me?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Washington on
Answered on May 17, 2014
Cheryl L Van Ackeren's answer
You can request that they waive the arrears child support as long as the amount owed is due to your mother and not the state. If the amount is due to the state, then you can request the state waive the arrears. I recommend you speak with a lawyer to help you make the request.

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