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Thanks for replying.
Regardless what to say and do, what is your personal opinion or judgement on this issue? What is your general suggestion based on your experience after hearing our case. We did have difficult in relationship, but the problem is that we have just worked it out and then the county filed a complaint on behalf of my wife who does not want to do this.
She didn't make false statement, she told the social worker that she is married, but separated.
The summon shows that county is on behalf of her as petitioner, I am the respondent. The action is to establish basic, medical, and/or child care support under MN statutes, section 256.87
It says that I as a husband is not making adequate contribution for the monies that are/have been expended for the joint child.
Wherefore, the county requests that court to order payment of ongoing basic support, medical support and/or an allocation of child care support.
Judgement be granted against me for reimbursement and/or past basic support, medical support and/or child care support.
It also indicated that I need to pay $889 to my wife and $168 to state of MN for the period of 05/20 (birthday of our child) to 6/30. But it doesn't tell how much for the past expenses.
It says that the monthly child support obligation will be $703.
We are not trying to dispute about the money, since we decided to live our life together so that all supports will be at the right places. We just want to make sure this is not against us for giving false statements when she applied medical assistance, we also want to let them know that we don't need a court enforcement to protect my wife and child because we are together at this time.
Just very confused.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX more sense to me.
I would be willing to repay the amount of medical benefits. But my wife didn't lie to county as she didn't have income resource)
Should I call the child support officer to discuss the possible informal settlement? Would it be possible that I repay for my wife (she still doesn't have income) for the previous amount as well as tell the officer that we are back together living the same household so that we can avoid the court trail?
If so, do you recommend me to find a local family attorney for informal settlement only? I personally think if I call the officer that I would be willing to pay off any bill that wife and child owe to the county and we are back together, they should not worry anything else and the case should be closed. Please tell me if I am wrong.
Your answers are helpful, please help me a little bit more, thanks again!
OK, I totally understand what you said.
The last question, if I still want to try to call the officer, do I need an attorney for the settlement?
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