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My husband & I are filing for divorce We have agreed to

My husband & I are filing for divorce We have agreed to 50/50 joint custody & financial responsibility for our 16 year old daughter. Is there a form to fill out to petition for this with out having to fill out all the financials on the child support work sheet form?

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I live in the state of Virginia with sole physical and legal

Hello and good morning.I live in the state of Virginia with sole physical and legal custody of my twin daughters, granted by the state of Virginia. The father of my children has recently been released from Virginia state penitentiary and had his parole transferred to Tennessee. My question is, if I file for child support now will he have to come to court? What happens if he doesn't have a job? And do I need to provide the cost of after school child care expenses I pay?

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Lucy, Esq.

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According to the Cochise County website regarding filing a

According to the Cochise County website regarding filing a response the following is listed:Filing a ResponseIt is not necessary to file a response if the respondent agrees with the information contained in the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. If the respondent disagrees then a written response will need to be prepared by the respondent or his/her attorney and filed with the Clerk's office. The Respondent has 20 days from the date of service to file a response (30 days if served out of state or after the first publication) and is required to provide a copy of the response to the Petitioner or to the Petitioner's attorney. The filing fee is $ 204.00. Get Sample Response Forms. Look under “Family Law Forms” and scroll down to the section relating to “Responses”. The heading will need to be changed to reflect that the filing is in the Superior Court in Cochise County.Believing it was not necessary from reading the above statement I let the time frame elapse. Now my wife is changing items on the parenting plan and child support worksheet from what was originally agreed upon. She filed the Application and affidavit for default. It says I have 10 days to respond. What steps do I need to take to respond?

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I am going through a divorce and most part everything has

I am going through a divorce and for the most part everything has been civil. We have few assets to divide or debt to split. However we can not agree upon living arrangements/child support for our son. We had agreed upon a reasonable amount but the child support worksheet shows that it should be almost double what we agreed upon which would leave me with no money to live off of. Is there a way to have the judge sign off on an agreed upon amount of child support? Is there a legal way to not have child support paid through the courts and paid to his mother directly? I live in Arizona.

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I'm divorced with a court-issued consent order support. My

I'm divorced with a court-issued consent order for child support. My son drops off child support in a few months (he turns 18), leaving just my daughter. My ex-wife says that, in lieu of going to court or paying for a lawyer, she will sign a document that stipulates the new amount as derived from the official Virginia child support worksheet. Is such a document legally binding? Does it need to be filed with the court? Does it need to be notarized? Thanks.

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This is kind of a two part question: I have an existing

This is kind of a two part question:I have an existing legal parental plan from my divorce in 2013. My ex-husband currently has primary physical custody and I'm the non-custodial parent. We share joint legal custody when it pertains to 'religious upbringing.' However, the parental plan states 'in the event of a disagreement the primary physical custodial parent has final decision making authority" I'm not trying to change the religion their father has, or stop them from going to his church, but I do take them to my church when they are with me on the weekends. This is because I only have them on the weekends, and wouldn't be able to attend church otherwise. Is this a violation of the parental plan? He is completely against me taking the kids to my church and has asked me to stop. Also, what's the point of having joint legal custody if the final decision rests with him? It feels kind of pointless to even have 'joint' legal custody if this is the case. Can a court persecute me for taking them to my place of worship?I have also filed a modification for child support. I was going to do this on my own: I completed and filed all the necessary court paperwork, filed a motion for pauper, did a child support worksheet, had him served with the paperwork (after refusing to sign in front of a notary). However when I checked the court status website, I see he's got a lawyer now. I'm wondering if I should get a lawyer as well. I'm currently ordered to pay $400/month but my income is only around $1400/month, with my monthly rent payments at $775/month (not including utilities) and haven't been able to make the full payments, though I do pay what I can and haven't missed a payment date.I'm also currently receiving food stamps. I'm currently saving to file for bankruptcy, so need to pay a lawyer for that. To get another lawyer would be out of my price range and I'm feeling kinda stuck. He however has been making threats to me and saying 'he's going to keep track of all the bad parenting things I do" and tell his lawyer. I'm not sure what he'd find since I don't really do anything illegal when it comes to my children. I've been receiving threatening emails and phone calls from him about calling the police, child protection services (for giving my 6 year old son DayQuil for a terrible cough, which states on the bottle ages 6 and up receive a specified dosage) He claims I'm poisoning our son. He's also been sending me emails saying that I'm selfish, spiteful, a bad parent, and the name calling and list goes on...I've even received a nasty email from his mother. I've emailed him and told him his threats, accusations, and continuous attacks to my integrity are harassment. This has been going on for three years. I'm just afraid all this will come up in my child support modification court hearing, when all I need to do is reduce my monthly payments to something I can afford.

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I've been married than 1 month, I'm not happy, all we do is

I've been married for less than 1 month, I'm not happy, all we do is argue. I want a divorce, how do I go about it? I'm in TexasJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: everything is an argument, me spending time with my siblings, my work schedule, I'm a member of an LLC and my job is out of town, I'm being cussed out and verbally abusedJA: OK got it. Last thing — Family Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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My divorce decree states that my ex husband must pay a

My divorce decree states that my ex husband must pay a percentage of our children's medical bills. I have submitted these to him several times but he has not paid 2014 or 2015, and I have already paid the doctors. He owes around $700. We are supposed to split claiming the children as tax exemptions, but I can claim them all if he is not current on his support obligation. The court ordered monthly child support is garnished from his check and sent to me, so he is current there. I am considering claiming all children, because I believe him to be not current on his obligation since he has failed to pay the medical expenses. Does this sound right?

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I'm getting a divorce in Forsyth County, Georgia & I'm

I'm getting a divorce in Forsyth County, Georgia & I'm trying to finish the questions on completecase.com to get the paperwork. We have 1 child that is 17 yrs old. I've stated that both mother & father should have life insurance for the child, but how much should it be? For years, I carried the life insurance for our son at $10,000.00. Next question, my husband & I have agreed to a child support amount, but it is < the 17 to 23% recommendation for GA. How should I answer the child support calculation questions? Can I say that completecase.com will calculate the child support and then I can draw up a seperate document for me & his father to sign & get notarized to file with the other legal documents. Then I would have my supporting documentation to show the judge how we came up with the figure. Or what is the best way to handle this difference. Our son is staying with me most of the time so his father is paying me the child support. Based on his current income he should be giving me $442.00 @ the 17% of his monthly income. We have agreed that both of us will give $300.00 each @ $600/month & $7200.00/yr. I have a supporting budget plus that our son is working part time, will be 18 in Feb, 2016 & graduating high school June, 2016, so that is the reasoning behind the lower child support amount. Please advise.

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