Good afternoon Jack,I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today. In order to give you a clear and concise answer, I will need some additional information about the circumstances, please.1. Can you tell me what your monthly income is, and what your ex's approximate monthly income is---not including money that you might give her voluntarily for support?2. If you child spends any time in daycare, who pays and how much a month is spent?3. Do either of you pay for health insurance for your child? If so, who pays and how much is the insurance?Doug
My monthly income is 1300 a month from SSDI and I receive my daughters amount of 200. My wifes income is approximately 1600 a month. No time is spent in daycare and I pay her health insurance of 16 dollars a month because of low income. I also want to get a job but don't know how much I will make?
So I would get my 1300 minus 48 dollars and what if I made 750 a month from a job a month the max I can make under SSDI? How would that affect my child support? I also pay 200 a month for my daughters tuition for school.
So Doug if I made 750 per month and let my wife have my childs social security benefit of 200, my child support would be about 180? Keep in mind this is with my 1300 from Social Security.
So no matter what I make if she goes after child support and she gets the 200 a month from my daughter I would pay 180 in additional child support? Lastly is it better just to keep giving her the 100 a month she wants because she is not seeking child support and let things stay as they are. I know it is confusing.
Hi Jack,You wrote: So no matter what I make if she goes after child support and she gets the 200 a month from my daughter I would pay 180 in additional child support? That is the case ONLY if by the time she seeks child support you are getting the $1300 in SSDI and earning and the additional $750 per month in wages.If you are smart, you will petition the court yourself---right now, and ask for the court to set visitation and child support. The court will set support based on your present income---so it will be a total of $48 if you give the ex the child benefit.After the court makes the order---then you go to work. Your ex won't be able to get a modification of support for a year or two after the original support order. And, in order to get a modification, she will have to spend money, take the time and learn how to do it---not an easy thing.It may be better for you to keep giving her $100 a month for right now---yes, and if you can work and not let her know about it---then that will just be a lot of money saved. Otherwise, get the court to order support---pay your fair share based on your present income---and THEN go get employment while you collect your SSDI.Please remember to rate my service to you when our communication is completed. I wish you the best in 2013,Doug
Doug I just found out that the scenario is all the same but I found out I will be getting 1300 a month and my daughter will get 600 a month. Does that change anythiing?
I get 1300 for my Disability and I also get my daughters Disability of 600
Thanks Doug if she does seek child support can they go after my savings account. Also since we both have joint custody the 600 my daughter gets would that all go to my wife?
If she goes to be the representative payee can I fight that? I get the full 600 now. I mean how do they determine who the payee is?
Doug my wife received a letter from Social Security saying that she owes 235 because she was overpaid for all of last year? How can that be possible? Does it affect anything we have discussed?
As you may not be aware, the Rules of JustAnswer specify that each customer ask one question in each question thread. For new questions, the customer is asked to open a new question thread. I am required to ask that you place these new questions in a new thread, as is required by JustAnswer. I do sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you.
Thanks Doug what new thread would I open it under?
Hello Doug I looked in categories and there is no social security available as an option
Hello Doug thank you I went online and the operator said she switched it to tax category for me because I could not find it.
Doug I typed in exactly what you said but it wanted to give me a new expert? I paid the new deposit. I wanted to keep you as my expert.
Doug today I found out that I am not the payee for my daughter from Social Security. It is 600 dollars a month. If my wife goes to be the payee would she get the full 600? And would I still have to pay child support if she did indeed get the 600 dollars? What a mess!
Hi Doug I paid the additional 48 dollars for another question. I found out today that my wife is the representative payee for my daughter which is 600 a month. If she goes after that money will I owe child support based on my income of 1300 a month and 1000 from a job? About how much? Thank You!
Hello Doug I can wait for the answer I just want you to answer it. I got re routed to another page and the answer was not to be. Can you answer this question for me it is a follow up according to Just Ask . com so anyway my wife is the payee for my daughters 600 and I receive the 1300. If she decides to keep the 600 and go after child support and I make an additional 1000 from a recent job about how much could she get? I know I have asked a lot but I trust you and only want to stay with you no other experts. Could you email me at XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Yes Doug hello and Good Morning. I already receive my daughters money of 600. We both live in MO and I found out yesterday because the Social Security Office told me that she is the representative payee.
Hello Doug I typed in your address but they want a different attorney to answer the question. How do I know it will be you?
I posted a question a and it was refunded. And Customer Service said to let you know that this is a follow up question that was all he told me his name is Dave. I did try going to your website but your picture pops up in the box and then as I go through the steps the site wants me to have another attorney answer it?
Missouri is one of many which takes the position that the parent obligated to pay child support is entitled to a credit towards that obligation for disability payments which are made contemporaneous with the support obligation. In Weaks v. Weaks, the Supreme Court of Missouri was faced with the question of whether the non-custodial parent’s Social Security disability benefits could be credited toward his child support obligation. And they ruled that the child benefit is an offset against any other support the non-custodial parent may owe for support Weaks v. Weaks 821 S.W.2d 503 (Mo. 1991).
The $600 your ex gets is offset form any support you pay. If she gets the $600, and you get $1300 and earn $1000, your child support obligation will be $0.00. You will owe no more support---the social security benefits she will get for your child takes care Please remember to rate my service to you.I wish you the best in 2013,Doug