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paying back state assistance?

A:  In most states, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a means based program. If you are low income with children, you may qualify for assistance. A separated or never married or divorced parent that applies for TANF will be required to identify the father of the children. To the extent practical, the welfare agency will seek to recover child support owed to the parent as such support could lessen or even wipe out the benefits borne by the taxpayers. Depending upon the amount of support that the NCP owes and pays, the TANF recipient may still receive some...

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forms for full custody--Q

A:  Originally Posted by theappster Okay I am a handicaped mother of an almost 2yr old. her father has a agreed to give me full custody all he wants is vistation. I am wondering what form will I need and how to go about this. Has dad established paternity? Has dad acknowledged paternity? Is dad paying child support? Who is responsible for paying the child''s health care? What happens to baby, IF something happens to you? What happens to baby, IF you get ill? Dad wants visitation, sure. Has dad agreed to pay child support? If not, you...

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fathers rights after birth of child--Q

A:  Originally Posted by cgw1979 I am currently 24 weeks pregnant. The father and I have been together 2 years. We were living in south dakota but had to come here for court for his sons child support hearing against his mom. I found out I was pregnant and could not travel back. He has changed his opinion on me raising this baby myself several times. He has offered no monetary support throughout the pregnancy, left me stranded with no vehicle, has seen me once since the pregnancy began, and has told me to make plans to stay here and raise the baby and he would get visitation from south dakota. I was wondering due to his mood swings, anger issues, depression,...

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child support on Disability

A:  All he needs is to file a motion to reduce child support order in the Chesapeake County immediately. I will ask DOCAR in the Social Security Message Board since he is a lawyer in Virginia. _______________________________- The Virginia Division of child support Enforcement calculator has been created in response to demand from the public. Its intent is educational, and does not guarantee results will accurately predict an actual child support obligation. A brief explanation of the calculator's features and limitations will gain the user a better understanding of its usefulness. The calculator worksheet has two...

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Grandparents Visitation Rights

A:  Has dad been legally declared the dad and ordered to pay child support? If not, then until a court says he's dad, he's only the presumptive father with no rights. Likewise, you have no rights until he establishes his. If he is legally dad with a child support order, has he sought a visitation order? It's not automatic and absent a court order, mom is free to prevent him and you from having any contact. Neither of you have any rights vis-a-vis the child who is not related to either of you. As for your grandson, is there a visitation order of ANY sort in place? If not, your son needs to seek one, and I...

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child support- when both parties each have a child

A:  If she is on public assistance, then you probably are going to have to pay child support based upon the CS formulas for the state of NY. I don't see any way around this one since you make more than she does. CS is until age 21 in NY, but I suspect that TANF will end for your youngest at age 18 or graduation from high school. If your youngest flies the coop at that point, see if you can get the CS discontinued early....

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Living in two different states

A:  >>Does NJ have a different law for child support<< Oh, big yes. I am using public internet at a local library. I will give you the citation on NJ tonight from my home computer. I feel that NJ is much better than NY for non-custodial parents however NY law is so good for custoidial parents. Toss a coin. CONSIDERATIONS IN THE USE OF child support GUIDELINES Appendix IX-A, paragraph 10.b provides: 10. Adjustments to the support Obligation b. Government Benefits Paid to or for children - In some cases, government benefits may be received by or for a child...

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Repaying the State for Assistance + paying Arears

A:  The courts would have record of her receiving state aid. If they do not catch it in court, it will eventually catch up to her. The father will have to, pay the states in which she received support. If the courts do not know about this and nothing is ever investigated or brought to the courts attention, then they wont know. If it eventually does get out, she will be fined and penalized. Granted she probably wont be penalized much but she will be at fault. Say this dad knows about her claiming state aid, and say he has not paid child support till now ... He will have to pay back child support...

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Adoption an the truth of the emotional effects?

A:  Adoption because of finanacial problems is a permanant solution to a temporary problem. If you truly want to parent your baby, but money is the only reason you are considering adoption, then DON''T. There are lots of programs out there that can help you. There is WIC, Medicaid and Foodstamps as well as TANF. Call your local department of Human Services and tell them your situation and they will let you know what you are eligable for and how to apply. Many states have programs that will pay for daycare for your children while you work, will train you for a better job, and help you find a job. Also if you are not with the chid''s father, he can be made to pay child

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I WANT MY BABY! Where can I go?

A:  7rin posted my usual links. *big smile* Here are a few more in NC: http://www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=imKWJd… (teen mother programs for birth and parenting) http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lss/pearl/… (list of financial resources for NC families) http://liheap.ncat.org/profiles/NC.htm (help with bills/energy costs) http://www.rentassistance.us/st/north_ca… (list of rental assistance programs) Also check with your local women''s resource center, YMCA, Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries and United Way - they all usually have stellar programs for all kinds of situations. And here are some more national programs: http://www.singlemom.com/Housing/Housing… (housing) (free phone service for needy families) http://familyassistancefoundation.com/ (adopt a FAMILY program - note this is NOT an adoption...