Join the 9 million people who found a smarter way to get Expert help

Recent family law questions

After a domestic violence arrest against me, my spouse filed

after a domestic violence arrest against me , my spouse filed shortly after for divorce (retired marine corp officer) and then he quickly left his children behind and all of his bills were left to me including the mortgages. After a year and half our divorce is still not finalized and hes asking for 1/2 of the equity in the home after proceeds are sold . HE HAS NOT CONTRIBUTED A DIME TO MORTGAGES OR UTILITIES OR TAXES since leaving almost 19 months ago. He is paying a sub partial amount of 1100 towards child support for 3 kids , he makes 100k a year .

Read more

Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

 
62,084 satisfied customers
I have lost my license due to child support that I feel am

i have lost my license due to child support that I feel am wrongly having to pay for. My child is in state custody he is 18 now and my ex volutariy signed him to DHS. DHS never tried to reunify my family they stuck him in a group home now I have to pay for it.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: coJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have legal shieldJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: noJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

Read more

JD 1992

Juris Doctor

 
33,952 satisfied customers
How can I prevent losing health insurance after divorce?

How can I prevent losing health insurance after divorce?

Read more

JD 1992

Juris Doctor

 
33,952 satisfied customers
My son's child support was based on what he made at the time

My son's child support was based on what he made at the time of the the custody change when their mother was given custody back. She had been ordered to pay child support but never paid any for 4 years. When he signed the papers she told him that he did not have to pay any support until what she owed was paid back. He took her at her word and now he is ordered to pay $268.00 a week for 3 children. That is almost 2/3 of his check. He cannot live own his own, much less buy groceries. What can he do to get this lowered? His outstanding balance is right at $20000.00. She is getting medicaid and food stamps so it has gone to DCCS. Please help if you can. I know that this is not the kind of child support services you usually provide, but we need to know what to do? Thank you so very much.$20000.00 in debt. He no longer has his well paying job and he is ordered to pay

Read more

JD 1992

Juris Doctor

 
33,952 satisfied customers
My divorce was finalized in GA in 2011. I understand my

My divorce was finalized in GA in 2011. I understand my obligation as it relates to child support. However, my ex pulled my youngest daughter out of traditional school and allow her to do her said senior year via online schooling for last school year. At the end of the school term I learned that my daughter requires 5 classes, which three are 2 semester courses, in order to graduate. This being said, my question is what are my responsibility as it relates to child support given that the stated terms says I am responsible until age 18 or until graduation whichever comes first. And there is verbiage stating that the child must be attending school full time. Your interpretation is greatly appreciated.

Read more

JD 1992

Juris Doctor

 
33,952 satisfied customers
Our son went off to college last year and no longer lives

Our son went off to college last year and no longer lives with the other parent much at all. Thus far, I have continued to pay the same child support that I have been paying. He is now over 19 years old. Do I need to keep paying support for him? Do I need to pay anything for college? My ex has not brought up any costs but I am also aware that he got a nice scholarship. Lastly, he is choosing not to spend time with me anymore.Would I be expected to pay some for college - if so, what %? Would I need to walk through having him emancipated for me to avoid paying for college and to no longer pay support for him since he very rarely spends any overnights with my ex? Thanks!

Read more

Taylor

Attorney

Juris Doctor

 
124 satisfied customers
Child custody: Please explain details of having primary

Child custody:Please explain details of having primary physical custody and- details of joint legal custody

Read more

TJ, Esq.

Juris Doctor (JD)

 
10,162 satisfied customers
I need some advice. my ex wife and I have a court order

HII need some advice. my ex wife and I have a court order child support agreemnet. I give her $874 for one child. however, we are both french living in maryland USA.what if my ex wife decide to live in france with the kid, how is this going to affect my payement?what if i go back to france and she tsays here with the kid, i will not make as much revenue as I am here in the states? how would i do to modify my court order from france?and... what if we both decide to go back to france? will the french law be apply and replace the maryland court order, how will this work?thank you for answering

Read more

TJ, Esq.

Juris Doctor (JD)

 
10,162 satisfied customers
Just was wondering about my parents divorce decree. It

Just was wondering about my parents divorce decree. It states that instead of My Dad paying back Child support, the children of the marriage would be listed as beneficiaries on his life insurance. He recently passed away and there are other people names on his designation paperJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: North Carolina...the divorce was in AlabamaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No not yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I just have a copy of the divorce decree...does this trump the listed beneficiariesJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

Read more

Alex J. Esq.

Managing Attorney

Doctoral Degree

 
21,196 satisfied customers
View more family law questions

How JustAnswer Works

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Pay nothing to your Expert if you're not satisfied.

In The News