Timothy Denison's answer It means nothing to you. He still has to pay support until she is 18 or graduates. Domestic support obligations such as child support are non dischargeable debts in bankruptcy.
Linda Simmons Campbell's answer If the other garnishment is for federal taxes then you may be eligible to have the amount reduced or have the garnishment stopped completely. It is impossible to tell without doing a financial analysis. Most of us offer a free consultation and can let you know your options.
Richard Sternberg's answer I don't mind the work, but I'm willing to bet before interviewing and researching it that the non-custodial spouse is in a country that is a signatory of the Hague Convention. You need a lawyer in the jurisdiction where the custodial parent and the children live. The child support formula of that jurisdiction will be used in reaching a judgment, and the country where the non-custodial parent lives will enforce it. Sometimes.
1) move to modify the divorce decree (from Minnesota)
2) sue in the Wisconsin courts; or
3) sue in the Florida courts.
However he could probably oppose avenues 2 & 3 on the grounds that the case has already been decided. If she moves to modify the original decree (avenue 1) in Minnesota, he might also successfully oppose the motion on other grounds. For what might be...
Stefan Otterson's answer Yes, assuming your child support was based on an income calculation that deducted support paid to the child from a previous relationship. However, the $50 amount suggests that the payor's income is very low, so adding that previous support amount back into his/her income may not bring the amount above the $50 minimum. You'll need to ask the payor for a current tax return and paystubs, and then do the math. You can ask for recalculation if the difference is more than 15%.
Michael Edwards' answer Once your son is 18, you no longer have an obligation to pay your ex-wife child support for that child. Child support needs to be notified of the fact that he has reached 18 years of age. There is no possible way your son to receive child support from you though. Child support is going to be paid to a parent or legal guardian of the children at issue.
Michael Edwards' answer Since both of you are in agreement with regard to the changing placement and child support, you can file a stipulation with the court highlighting the changes you wish to make. Both of you need to sign this document and you will need to have it notarized as well. However, be aware that the changes will not go into effect until the family court commissioner or judge have signed off on the document.
Michael Edwards' answer He can fight you all he wants for more placement or child support but that does not necessarily mean he is going to get what he wants. He is not likely going to be able to get child support from you unless he has the majority of the placement time. Of course there are many other factors that play into that decision as well. I would honestly need to know more information about your situation to give you a more specific answer though.
Michael Edwards' answer Child support will not automatically increase if you get a new job with higher pay. There would be a higher chance of that child support amount increasing if mother decides she wants to go through with a review of the child support or if she files a motion stating she would like to have that support amount increase due to the fact that you are now making more money.
Michael Edwards' answer The short answer is no. She cannot bring a claim to make up for child support payments she had not legally been entitled to before getting a court order as a result of a DNA test.
Michael Edwards' answer It depends on why you want to reopen the case. If you are trying to make a change to the current child support order, you would probably want to file a modification motion. However, if you are trying to notify the court that the paying party is not paying their support obligations then you are going to want to file a contempt motion for nonpayment.
Michael Edwards' answer For two children, the flat rate percentage standard in Wisconsin is 25% of the paying parent's gross income. There are a number of different reasons one could argue for the court to deviate from this percentage standard if the court finds that the use of the percentage is unfair to the child or to any of the parties, however, the percentage standard is the state's default child support calculation. There are also different formulas that can be used for the calculation based on the context of...
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