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After my divorce in the state of VA my Ex decided to use the

Hi Paul,After my divorce in the state of VA my Ex decided to use the VA Department of Social Services to handle the collection of Child Support payments. Since, that tax two of my children have turned 18 and I am still paying on the other two. If I won't to see the Child Support decreased do I have go to court or even go to Social Services or if my Ex and I could agree on a new child support number can she and I both just sign something and send it the VA Child Support Enforcement agency and ask them to amend it. Or because it is court ordered do we have to go to court and can we just mail in a request to the courts to amend per consent by all parties? Thanks, AndyCan we do a child support change by consensus vs. having to go to court when the VA Division of Social Services is involved.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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What are the proceedures to adopt a new born, louisiana, no

what are the proceedures to adopt a new bornJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: louisianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no baby will be born march 22JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the mother is like a member of the family

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My original child support order was done in Prince County

Hello my original child support order was done in Prince George County Maryland. In 2014 I applied for a modification. I currently live in SC and have been for several years. I was finally informed back in November of 2016 that a modification was granted back several mo ths ago reducing my child support payment but SC denies recieving these changes and still holds me to the original court order. My children have sinve been emancipated and the child support amount has been reduced to apply to the arrears still SC denies recieving any new updates on my order and I only have a voicemail from a representative in Maryland stating the changes. I have requested my updated child support order be sent to myself and SC department od social services whom keeps sending suspension against my license. How do I get a copy of my updated order for myself and then to sc DSS to reflect these changes?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Original order is in Prince George County Maryland. I reside in SC now which DSS has sometime picked up the original order but not the updated order from Maryland.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Honestly I can not find one I can afford.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: SC DSS has since requested wage garnishment for the old court order and continues to deny recieving anything from Prince George County Maryland where my ex wife resides along with the other emancipated child. Also the original order included my son which lives with me here in SC and has been since he was 15 he is now 22 years old. The modification included a reduction in child support payment and a credit as well. Still I recieved nothing from the court regarding this only information over the phone from Georgia and they continue to say they have sent SC DSS the new information. SC DSS continues to deny recieving any updated changes to my court order and I still have not recieved my updated court order.

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I was told that if the judge changes custody of my son to

I was told that if the judge changes custody of my son to me, that I have no way to make my son come with me. I heard it first from a court mediator, and then in an interview with Department of Social Services and my son. If the court orders it, how can it not be upheld?

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Can my 19 year old daughter sue her mother directly for

Can my 19 year old daughter sue her mother directly for child support, if I consent, if her mother asks her to leave her house, and she moves in to my house? Or do I have to file against her mother? Or can we file jointly against her if I want the support paid directly to my daughter? We live in NY State.

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I live in New York State. My daughter had a child two months

I live in New York State. My daughter had a child two months ago and the father left the picture when she was 6 weeks pregnant and moved four hours away. They were not in a relationship more than two months.The grandfather would like contact with the baby, but the father told him not to get involved. With pressure from his father, he is asking for a paternity test. My daughter said there was no need since he obviously wanted nothing to do with the baby. He has now gotten nasty and said he wants a paternity test and he will take the baby anytime he wants and to wherever he wants after my daughter said if she agreed to the test, he would not be taking the baby four hours away since he doesn't know the baby and the baby has a bad belly. She doesn't know him well enough to know if he can handle a baby and has demonstrated how immature he is. Can she file for sole custody without paternity?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York State. St. Lawrence County in upstate New YorkJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Nothing. He isn't on the birth certificate. She was told once paternity was established, he has rights, but she doesn't feel he is responsible enough to make the right decisions while the babuy is in his care.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Until this point where the grandfather has pushed him to have a test, he has never seen the child, asked about him or has shown one second of interest, even when the baby was sick and he knew it.

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Can I file for monthly Child Support, if we are not legally

Can I file for monthly Child Support, if we are not legally separated or legally divorced? We are in fact, still living together, but the $1,400 is not adequate, for the care that I hope to provide for our two children. Also, we DO have a Custody Order that says, we must Confer and Agree to a marital budget. This budget has not been agreed upon, legally.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: Yes. I also, reported this issue to the Police. They said that it is legal.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nope.

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My seven-year-old daughter was taken out of her classroom

My seven-year-old daughter was taken out of her classroom where she attends at El Morro Elementary in Laguna Beach California. It's the number one top rated Elementary School in Orange County at the time. We live in a luxury apartment in Laguna Beach. My daughter is shaking and crying because to social workers took her out of her classroom today and questioned her and had her thinking that they were going to take her away from her mommy. We have no affiliation with social services at all whatsoever. My daughter is highly upset and I'm afraid it's going to affect her in school now. We have no open case with the Department of Social Services and my question is is there any legal action that I can take because no one will answer their phones or tell me who these two social workers were or why they took my child out of her classroom. This is embarrassing. There are plenty of kids out there that really need the help of child protective services. Not a little girl that's attending and doing well and the best school in Orange County, and has a tutor twice a week, and also lives in Laguna Beach where she is also playing soccer and is in the chorus after school called. She also attends the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach after school program when she leaves school every day until I get off work and go and pick her up. Please someone help me this is not fair this is not right and I have back to school night parents only tomorrow night and I'm going to be looked upon as the mother whose child was taken out of her learning environment and question but to social workers and shaking and crying.

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If you have not been identified as the childs Dad and the

If you have not been identified as the childs Dad and the child is now 25 years old . Do you have to take a test or give any money.. The lady said 21 yrs ago said that is was not my child . I am in the state of colorado.

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