My ex-wife moved out of state and said she had my parental rights terminated so I stopped paying child support.
Now several years later she is asking for back child support through the state that issued our divorce. So now I’m confused over whether my rights were ever stripped.
Am I still liable for child support if my parental rights were terminated?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Nebraska and Iowa child support laws where I am licensed to practice.
In order for a child support order to stop accruing, there must be an order stating the same. In order to determine whether the issuing state stopped the child support order, your divorce lawyer would need copies of everything filed in your ex-wife’s new home state that you say stripped you of your parental rights.
If your child support has continued to accrue, so has the interest owed, which could easily add up to thousands of dollars.
In order for to stop accruing child support, you will need to get an order stopping support or modifying it. Child support attorneys can negotiate settling the arrearage with all parties involved to get your predicament resolved.
Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.