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I am currently going through legal with my ex wife. In late

Good Afternoon - I am currently going through legal with my ex wife. In late March I filed a retraining order on my ex wife because my daughter came home with a black and blue eye that her mother gave her. (Not to get into it too much but my daughter was coming home saying her mother hits her, says she's dumb, has dumb eyes and her freckles are ugly.) Her mother didn't take her to school for 20plus days throughout the school year. One time when she did take her to school she sent her in DIRTY DIRT BLACK clothing. May 16th we went to the court for the protective order hearing. The judge yelled at my ex a few times in the court to conduct herself in his room because this wasn't a laughing matter; however the judge lifted the protective order saying at that time he found it to be an isolated incident but if I wanted to modify and bring back the case I can. My ex wife and I had 50/50 custody. After this incident my ex agreed to modify the plan with only getting my daughter every other weekend. I sat my daughter down and told her his new arrangement. My daughter started shaking, crying and had such fear and anxiety. It was at that time that I decided I would not be doing right by my daughter if I sent her back to her mother. I decided that I wasn't going to send her back and file for full custody with supervised visitation. I called the school and got my daughters work for the last 2 weeks of school. Jumping forward. My ex filed an emergency ex parte pick up order and a motion of contempt. The judge denied her ex parte order. It just so happens she filed that 2 days before I was able to file the modification. I have filed the modification and now my ex has filed an addendum motion of contempt with the court. Today I received a standard letter in the mail from an attorney who assisted my ex on her addendum motion of contempt. In this she mentions that I haven't paid child support, wants to hold me in contempt and wants to have additional time sharing with my daughter for the time she's missed. My question is what happens now? What should I expect? Does my ex still have to answer my petition? Which comes first? (To add a note about child support. I was ordered to pay $125 a week; however my ex wife was ordered to pay 50% of all of my daughters expenses. My ex would demand cash and I told her I was not paying cash but that she needed to pick up the additional paper work and file through the state and I would be more than happy to do this. My ex every month would end up owing me after health insurance, school lunch & our daughters extra curricular actives - she has never paid a time to any of this. I even have proof of attempting to cerify her the medical bills that she would not sign for.) Thank you!

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Can someone help me with questions about an on going Family

Can someone help me with questions about an on going Family court matter about child support and visitation with an ex-girlfriend. She's hired a lawyer and I can t afford one. I'm representing myself and it's possible that her and I might be able to propose an agreement on things about support and visitations however, when I submitted something to her she responded promptly and seems willing to work something out in order to stop anymore future legal fees she's incurring. But, I'm not including maybe all I can to benefit me from any future problems or matters I should be concerned about. If this proposal sticks I want to make sure I get everything I need in there especially if she's agreeing now.

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Does Texas Family law permit order payments

does Texas Family law permit order for retroactive payments for extra money received in child support payments made from 2007 until 2015 when payor finally decided to seek a modification order. Now wants to sue the mother of their children for keeping these funds. Mom contacted Attorney General over these years to let them know oldest child had graduated and joined the military and to adjust the child support order to reflect only one child in the home. She was told since the payments were out of the dad's paycheck only he could request the modification. Now eight years later he remarries and decides to sue for the refund of these funds. $20,000.

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My name is***** am currently in arrears of

My name is***** am currently in arrears of approximately $10,000 due to child support in two states. I am unemployed, but seeking employment through a state government website to stay compliant and to avoid incarceration by Arizona's child support division.I recently went through a nasty custody battle with my ex-wife. The both of us acquired attorneys and finally settled in court on terms that appeared to be in my favor at the time. Both parties agreed that I can have joint custody, lower child support payments, regular holiday visitation, ability to claim child credit on taxes, my child's address at all times, and regular phone conversations. All these conditions were agreed upon by both sides unless I agreed that my ex-wife and my daughter were allowed to move to Texas to live with her new boyfriend. I agreed to the terms unfortunately.Months later I received a letter from the Texas department of child support. The letter stated that I am in arrears and that I have to pay approximately $7,000 to be current and my child support payments are $350 a month; the exact amount my side faught to have lowered. Now I have to deal with paying child support for two states and the possibility of me being incarcerated in Arizona for being in arrears of approximately $2,500.My question to whomever decides to be my expert attorney in family law; do I have to make child support payments for two states and is it against the law?

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I am a senior citizen, 70 years old and now live in Florida.

I am a senior citizen, 70 years old and now live in Florida. Without too much history and getting to the point, I want to know what my rights are concerning my back due child support (originally issued by Hudson County, NJ Courts).In 2009, I owed about $52,000.00 in back due child support when my ex-wife died. Prior to her death, monthly payments were being deducted from my social security check each month for the arrears. The checks were issued to my ex-wife in her name only. I assumed that, after her death, my four children would become the new "Obligee" (who are now all grown-up adults and in their 40's with children of their own). However, after my ex-wife's death, one of my four children apparently testified in court asking the judge to allow my ex's new husband, (the "stepfather" whom I never met) to continue receiving the monthly payments. I protested, but the judge allowed it. So the arrears payments were now going to him each month. When he died a few years later, I assumed that I would now be granted a release from the remaining arrears balance because none of my children seemed interested.Now get this. I received notification by Hudson County NJ Courts that the stepfather's BIOLOGICAL SON was now requesting that he become the new "Obligee" to the past due child support! I don't know who this guy is...he is not related to me and was never part of the original divorce proceedings (he wasn't even born at the time). He claims that his father's estate was left to him and that he believes the past due child support is his too. The judge, hearing his claim and not being sure, decided that a temporary "hold" on the arrears payments would be issued until a judgement was made after a new hearing in 90 days.In the meantime, the arrears payment per month is still being deducted from my SS check and placed in "escrow" pending decision. If this wasn't bad enough, because of the payments being placed on hold by the Probation Office, it looks like I am NOT making the payments and the OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES-ENFORCEMENT UNIT has placed a "LEVY" on my bank accounts! I am a senior, living on a fixed income, with no significant savings, and in poor health. A "Levy" on my accounts would be devastating to me. I don't believe that this greedy "stranger" is entitled to any of the arrears and I need help here to prove it. Since when is past due child support passed around like an "inheritance" to a third or fourth party, not related to me or never part of the original divorce judgement?In the state of Florida, this would have all ended when my ex passed away. I need to know how to plead my case... Thank you, ***** *****

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I pay alimony to my ex wife that is now living with another

I pay alimony to my ex wife that is now living with another gentleman but she still pays for an apartment that our adult son is living in. Is this cohabitation that is stated in the divorce papers that can nullify her receiving alimony?

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I am taking my ex back to court to reduce or terminate

I am taking my ex back to court to reduce or terminate support, This is what I have so far, can someone give me advice if this sounds correct the way I stated it? Is there another reference I can or should list?*********************PETITIONER REQUEST SPOUSAL SUPPORT BE TERMINATED RETROACTIVE TO THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THISREQUEST FOR ORDER UPON THE SUPPORT OBLIGEE. SHOULD THE COURT DETERMINE THAT TERMINATION OFSUPPORT IS NOT LEGALLY AUTHORIZED, PETITIONER REQUEST IN THE ALTERNATIVE THAT SPOUSAL SUPPORTBE MODIFIED DOWNWARD WITH A SCHEDULED REHABILITATIVE PLAN OF REDUCING SUPPORT AND AN ENDDATE ESTABLISHED.AS DETERMINED BY HON. JUDGE BURKE IN SEPTEMBER 2011 , "THE MSA PROVIDES FOR $2,875 IN SUPPORTWHEN UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS OF $792 PER MONTH ARE ADDED TO DAVID'S SUPPORT, SHELLY'S INCOMETOTALS $3,667 PER MONTH. " SHELLY'S CURRENT INCOME ALONE OF $3450 MONTHLY AS STATED IN HER FL-150FILED MARCH 2016, IS NOW EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT SET FOR PROPER SUPPORT WHEN THE RULING WAS MADEBY HON. JUDGE BURKE. IN AN ORIGINAL OR MODIFICATION PROCEEDING, WHERE THERE ARE NO CHILDREN,AND A PARTY HAS OR ACQUIRES A SEPARATE ESTATE, INCLUDING INCOME FROM EMPLOYMENT, SUFFICIENTFOR THE PARTY'S PROPER SUPPORT, NO SUPPORT SHALL BE ORDERED OR CONTINUED AGAINST THE OTHERPARTY. IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES, THE COURT MUST GRANT A MOTION TO TERMINATE THE SUPPORT ORDER.[CA FAM 4322]SHELLY INCREASED HER EARNINGS BY 50% FROM THE LAST RULING, THAT IN ITSELF TOTALING THE AMOUNTNEEDED FOR "PROPER SUPPORT" AS DETERMINED BY HON. JUDGE BURKE. THIS IN ADDITION TO THE $40,000 INRETIREMENT AND OVER $200,000 PROVIDED IN REHABILITATION THROUGH SUPPORT OVER THE LAST 7 YEARS ,PETITIONER IS REQUESTING A TERMINATION OF SPOUSAL SUPPORT AT THIS TIME.***************************

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I'm looking link or references to any California court cases

I'm looking for a link or references to any California court cases that were won for terminating support due to the supported party diminished need because her income has increased to proper support.Also this is what I have so far, and was wondering if there is anything incorrectly noted, or anything I should include.*********************I request spousal support be terminated retroactive to the date of service of this request for order upon the support obligee. Should the court determine that termination of support is not legally authorized, I request in the alternative that spousal support be modified with a scheduled rehabilitative plan of reduction and an end date set.As determined by Hon. Judge Burke in September 2011 , The MSA provides for $2,875 in support when unemployment benefits of $792 per month are added to David's support, Shelly's income totals $3,667 per month. Shelly's current income alone of $3450 as stated in her FL-150 filed March 2016, is now equal to the amount set for proper support when the ruling was made by Hon. Judge Burke. In an original or modification proceeding, where there are no children, and a party has or acquires a separate estate, including income from employment, sufficient for the party's proper support, no support shall be ordered or continued against the other party. In such circumstances, the court must grant a motion to terminate the support order. [Ca Fam § 4322]Shelly increased her earnings by 50% from the last ruling, in itself totaling the amount needed for "proper support" as determined by Hon. Judge Burke. In addition to the $40,000 in retirement and $250,000 provided in rehabilitation through spousal/child support over the last 7 years , I am requesting a termination of spousal support at this time.***************************

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, Child support after both children had been

JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: Child support after both children had been emancipated at least ten years after their 18th birthday through a writ of witholding. I filed a motion to stay said writ and I presented evidence that I had paid the Obligee direct 400 to 500 dollars four to five times per year from 1970 until they were 18. the original divoce suppoort order was 75 dollars per month. the hearing did not consider the money tyhat i paid to the obligator. what do i do to obtain computations of the money that i paid to the obligee and said amount off set from arrears. JA: 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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