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Can one parent be ordered to pay child support even if s/he never married the other (custodial) parent?

A:  Yes. child support is payable from one parent to the other for a common child, regardless of the marital status of the parents. This is very common in a paternity action, whether or not the issues of parentage, child visitation, child custody, and child support are resolved. Paternity actions to recover the cost to government for payment of Aid to Families with Dependent children (AFDC or ''welfare'') are commonly brought by local government agencies (such as the Office of the District Attorney) throughout the coun

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Do I have custody of my child?

A:  I''m not sure about your state, but in mine, if there is not a custody order, both parents have the same rights. My advice would be to go to court and have custody and visitation established. Even though you are still with this man, I think that would be the smart thing to do. I''m about to do the same thing. I find it very disturbing that in the same sentence that you state you are still in a relationship with this man you also state that he is threatening to take your child and take legal action against you -- sounds like time to seriously re-evaluate your relationship. First, though, it is time for you to file a petition for full legal custody of your child ---...

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My husband''s ex recently was married. My husband and her have a child together, and he pays the ordered child support every month. Now there is talk of the ex''s new husband adopting the child. Would my husband still have to pay child support?

A:  To put this answer simple! the answer would be no he wouldent have to pay because the child would then have a new father! But thats only if you let them adopt i think you do get the final say init though! Have you checked with an attorney on this matter. It isn''t just cut and dried that a court will allow a father to back out of a parenting relationship and let the step father take over. In some states, there has to be an evaluation prepared by a professional (social worker, psychologist), pleadings drafted and filed with the court and hearings. It can take a lot of attorneys fees in order to accomplish this. How old is the child? Is it...

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My ex-husband was granted 1/2 custody of our 5 year old daughter, against my wishes. He lives with his parents and they are the ones that end up caring and providing for my daughter during his time with her. Our daughter starts kindergarten this year and I have changed my work hours so that I can get her (and my son) from school as soon as it releases everyday. However on the weeks she is with her father-his parents (I''m sure) will be trying to pick her up. In our MSA it does state if one parent is unable to care for the child the other parent should have the 1st opportunity. Does this apply in this situation? I want to spend more time with my child, even if its a few hours a day and I don''t feel her being with her grandparents 1/2 time is better than being with her mother, especially when she clearly wants to be with me.

A:  Now that she has started school you need to file a Petition to Modify Visitation and child support....

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This weekend I was got a ''complaint-summons'' for ''Within the jurisdiction of this court, purposely cause or recklessly create the risk of public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm by creating a physically dangerous condition by an act which served no legitimate purpose of the defendant, specifically by trying to cause a fight with another subject while being intoxicated under the age to consume alcohol, in violation of N.J.S. 2C:33-2A (2).'' I also got a complaint for ''underage drinking, 4-5.4'' I had to go to court today, and I plead not guilty. They said they will schedule a trial. I am unsure of exactly what the complaints mean and what are the potential punishments of them. Basically my question is should I get a lawyer and try to fight it? Or is it not a big deal and I should just plead guilty? The ''subject'' who I was trying to fight with was my best friend&he would testify saying that I wasn''t trying to hurt him or whatever. Thank you for any help I can get.

A:  Be careful. A 2C violation is an offense that remains on your permanent record that can affect your personal like and professional life in that you must disclose to potential employers. You could be looking at fines and a potential sentence of 6 months. I highly recommend an attorney. Is this in Municipal Court or Criminal Court?...

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Hello,I have a question regarding child support. My husband has had sole custody of his two children for 6 years now. We rarely receive child support from his ex wife. So far it seems that we cannot get her to step up to her responsibility providing any financial responsibility for her kids. We have a case with the New Mexico child support Division but they don''t pursue the case until she gets so far behind and then send a letter advising her they are about to take her to court and possibly have jail time unless she begins paying her child support. When she gets the notice she will send in her $69 and that stops NMCSD from pursing the case and any other consequences. We have received about $2000 in child support in the last 6 years. We have been to court twice on this matter, she is ordered to pay $198 a month and $75 in back child support until it is caught up. She is also ordered to repay our lawyer fees for one of the times we had to go back to court cor custody of the kids. We have 4 kids altogether living in our home and at can be very straining with doctor bills, dentists, school clothes, etc. From what I understand she is now doing online schooling and is receiving a grant to do so. This seems a bit unfair, but I understand that this is the way it goes. My question is this: What can we do to at the very least get her to pay her child support? Is there any paperwork we can file with the state to get the ball rolling?

A:  You are in that place generally known as between a rock and a hard place. On the one side you need the government (CSED) in your case and on the other side you find that like most government things - they appear somewhat inept. Here''s how to get them hopping & moving on your case. First, get a local ~ private ~ family law attorney in your town and second, talk with the lawyer about filing an ''Order to Show Cause.'' Third, once that is filed the attorney can ''Notice'' CSED and then (fourth) CSED will have to start working on your case. CSED has some statutory remedies available that the private attorney cannot obtain. That is why you want them in court; however, you have to move them; they will not move on their own. (It''s not personal...

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In Texas, I have been separated but not divorced from my son''s father for the last 14 years. We had always split expenses since we had our son on alternating weeks. But about 5 years ago, my son started staying with me during the week and would go to his father''s for the weekends. We still split expenses until he got in a financial bind. I have kept a record of all of my son''s related expenses (not including housing,food,clothing) and how much his father has paid. He still owes me a balance. In March, he moved to Norway and did not send any support until this month, but only for the amount of $ 475. Can I sue him for the remaining amount he owes me for our son''s specific expenses? Can I sue him for back child support even though we are not divorced? If he refuses to pay, what can I do to try to get him to pay child support since he is overseas?

A:  No. You might be able to sue him in JP court for necessaries, but I doubt if you would be successfull. Your alternative is to file a Suit Affecting Parent-child Relationship, and set the ground rules and support going forward....

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My company is taking me off workmans compand making me a officer so they can save money. If I get hurt will my personal medical cover and what would the the out come be? I don''t feel this is right

A:  California law requires all employers to provide workers comp coverage for their employees. Your question leaves out important details. An officer of what? Will you still be keeping your normal job duties? Paid the same rate and in the same manner? Are you being made an owner of the company? As for your medical coverage, you should address this question to you health care carrier. If your employer remains obligated to provide workers comp and does not, it will be liable for, among other things, your medical expense for injuries occurring on the job...

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My son''s mother and I have 50/50 joint custody. We have a mediation agreement that states he should be going to my school district but when I moved temporarily, instead of switching schools twice in two years, we decided together that it would be in his best interest that he would move to her school district in the next county. Other then that, we follow the mediation schedule, everything is split equally. There is no mention of child support or insurance coverage. Our son is her only child while I have three more with my wife. I do make more money then she does, she owns her home, I rent. She is a two income household, us one. She recently signed up for Temporary cash assistance, medical assistance, and Food stamps. I recieved a letter in the mail the other day from the child support enforcement division stating that because there is no order in place regarding medical insurance for our son, we have to go to court to determine if I can get it for him through my employer. Although insurance is available from my work, I absolutely cannot afford it. It is free for myself but much too expensive for my wife or children so we don''t have it and are in the process of applying for Medicaid. We are ''just'' not eligible for Food Stamps but are for certain Health Insurance programs. My question is, Will the courts force me to Insure my son through my work? I really can''t afford to pay for it so would we just be able to put him under whatever Insurance I get? IE child health plus, Total care, etc.? Also, because this is happening through the child support division, does that mean I will have to start paying child support even though we have 50/50 custody? I''m sorry this is so long, I just wanted to provide any details needed..thank you.

A:  If the child lives with the Mother, you are liable for CS even though you have 50/50 custody. Unless, the two of you properly opted out of CS according to the law....

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If I get remarried will the court consider my new wife''s income when determining child support?

A:  In Pennsylvania, a paternity action must be brought within 18 years of the child''s birth. If the child resides in another state, another state''s laws may apply. If a person is receiving child support and the ex-spouse has a child in the new marriage, that event could reduce the child support payments because the court takes into account the best interests of all children. If an ex-spouse pays child support, and his new spouse''s income is available to help