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I need a little more guidance. My sister needs a representative because her license has been revoked. She claims it is because she owes money the money her daughter's father has not paid due to his disability status. She explained that she is all caught up on her child support payments for her daughter. Can you refer her to a good family lawyer near Richmond? Another interesting fact, my sister also has a son by the same man but he does not have to pay child support for his son, which is in my sister's care, because he is disabled. My sister has to pay child support for their daughter because she is in his parents care. So, the daughter is receiving support but not her biological brother...just does not seem fair. Can you help her or refer her to someone who can...or at least provide us with legal regulations to refer to that will support her position. Thank you so much.
My sister is also disabled, she is a disabled veteran receiving monthly compensation, recently granted 100%. His son has the same disability as his father...but is not receiving any support. Only the daughter receives support from my sister. So, if my sister is a disabled veteran (unemployable) and the father receives SSI disability...why does my sister have to pay for a daughter not in her care but the father does not have to pay for a son not in his care.
Okay, I think I understood you to say that a parent is responsible for paying child support if the child is being cared for by the state, third party, etc. So, if the father is receiving SSI and even though he is an adult...I believe his mother (the grandmother) some how controls the payments, she has total control over all of his business it seems. If she her disabled son has a son and he can't take care of his own son...shouldnt she have to pay. In that case...the child support should cancel each other out. If my sister is paying child support because a third party is taking care of her daughter shouldn't the grandmother of the father have to pay child support to my sister for her grandson since she is in control of her son's disability ssi payments and has control over all of his business??? Just a long shot. I just hate the fact that my nephew is being neglected while they are taking all of my sister's money. Also, I need a yes or no...do you think my sister has a case...it seems you said she does have to pay child support for her daughter under regular circumstances...but the big problem is that someone somewhere is making her pay her daughter's father's arrearages and back child support. I need a clear answer before we pursue...is she responsible for the payments of her daughter's father because he is disabled...they are not married??? Thank you...last question...if your answer is clear. But, thank you so much for your answers so far, they seem to be along the line of what we were hoping to hear.
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