If a father is able and available to care for his own son due to the fact that he is a seasonal worker, can the mother petitioned the courts for the father to continue paying child support, does daycare supersede the bonding between a father and a son? She legally cannot keep you from your children. But they do it all the time. Contact the courts and apply for a legal aid which will represent you for free. But first contact your human services where you pay your child support. They can't really do much, but sometimes a call to the mother from them explaining that she is in contempt of court will scare her RIGHT. Trust me , it happened with my husband and his ex because I would't provide their daughter with my insurance. Child support and visitation are two different things.
The situation regarding child support MUST be revisited if the circumstances of the custodial parent change.
The custodial parent must initiate a petition for child support either through an attorney or for themselves.
No. Support amounts are based upon the income and assets of the non custodial parent. The amount is not increased because the custodial parent is not employed because the money is for the support of the child not the custodial parent.
No. She has no legal responsibility to support the children. Only the biological parents have any responsibility for child support.
Can the custodial parent ask for child support for her children past the age of 18 if the children are full time college students?
Yes. SSI is for the individual and is not intended to support her children, spouse, etc.
No. Support is based upon the income of the non custodial parent and in some cases the needs of the minor child/children.
Remarriage stops alimony (generally). It doesn't stop child support (again, generally). Talk to an attorney if you're uncertain.
Yes, back child support is paid until paid in full, regardless the age of the children. There is NO statute of limitation when it comes to child support.
Child support is the non-custodial parent's portion of the expenses of the child, including housing, food, clothing and so on. It is up to the custodial parent whether an "allowance" can be paid to the child from the child support amount.
That's up to the judge, but generally is only applicable when a father gets custody while owing, as only 7 out of 1000 mothers pay support to custodial fathers.
Not if the non-custodial parent have visitation and pay child support. Then his and the courts consent is needed.
Non custodial parents do not lose any rights when they are incarcerated and pay no support. Since they are incarcerated they usually cannot see their children because they are locked up but they did not lose the right to have visitation once they are released.
In Massachusetts: If there is a child support order (issued by the court) then the 'non-custodial' parent will have to pay child support to the 'custodial' parent until the child support order is modified by the court. Even if the kids actually live with the 'non-custodial' parent, that parent still has to follow the current court orders, no matter how unfair. If the kids are living with the non-custodial parent, though, it shouldn't be too difficult to go into court and get the child support order changed.
While not the norm, yes, it can happen, and is based on the non-custodial's parenting time. However child support calculation is complicated and involves many factors. Consult an attorney in your area for an informed opinion.
The income of a spouse of a custodial parent, can be used in determing a portion of the child support. Because the spouse of a custodial parent is most likely contributing to the expense of the house, utilities and such, the non custodial parent may be intitled to a reduction in support.. this is usually a case that has to be heard by a judge. the income of a non custodial spouse can not be used as they are not contributing to the expenses of the home the children live in. If you think about it, this makes sense. a non custodial parent is paying their share based on the over all expense of the custodial parents home and income.. if the custodial parent is not paying for a portion of those expenses, then an non custodial parent should not have to pay them either.
The custodial parent who receives child support payments is legally required to use the funds for the welfare of the child/children for living necessities, educational costs and so forth. The custodial parent is considered the conservator of the minor child/children and is not required to give said children any of the support money for their personal use unless they choose to do so.
That is an issue the court decides at the time other child support issues are addressed.
Yes, you do have to pay child support.
Child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. If there is a court order for the father to pay child support to the mother, and he gets the children after, he must pay child support until he gets the court order changed, usually by filing a complaint for modification in the original court.
Not under normal circumstances. The custodial parent does not have to claim child support as taxable income and generally the custodial parent is the one who can claim the child as a dependent deduction.
No. Remarriage by a non custodial or custodial parent does not impact child support matters. In the US, the laws always uphold the rights of the first born child/children as opposed to those of a second marriage or relationship. The status of a non custodial parent's financial obligations to minor children does not change when he or she remarries.
Most often this occurs because they've been pressured by the non-custodial parent. A common tactic is for the non-custodial parent to threaten to take away custody if he or she has to pay child support. The custodial parent will then consent to not get child support to avoid a costly custody battle. This is why most states have made child support mandatory. A custodial parent can't decline or give up child support voluntarily in those states.