If you’re a divorced dad who suddenly finds himself out of work, you’re probably concerned about what happens with child support when unemployed. This unexpected transition can spell financial catastrophe. Suddenly, you’re scrambling to figure out how to pay child support with no job or how to get child support …CONTINUE READING
Can We Settle Custody Without Going To Court?
Question: My wife and I agree that our son should live with me while he spends weekends with her. Since we are in agreement, can we settle out of court?CONTINUE READING
Can Divorcing Parents Agree To Not Pay Child Support?
Question: My wife and I are settling our divorce out of court and we agree that a child support order is not necessary. Can we put in the final agreement that neither of us will pay child support to the other?CONTINUE READING
Can I Use Cancelled Checks As Proof Of Child Support Payment?
Question: My divorce decree stated that I was supposed to pay child support through the state, but my ex-spouse and I decided it would be easier to just pay her directly. I paid the full amount and have cancelled checks with “child support” written on every memo. Now when I …CONTINUE READING
Can My Ex Turn Down Child Support?
Question: My wife and I are in the process of getting a divorce. She says she doesn’t want child support. It is my understanding that the court determines and assigns who pays child support and how much. Can she turn down child support if it is awarded to her? If …CONTINUE READING
5 Things To Know About Child Support Modifications
When and how to modify child support are questions that many parents find so confusing and daunting that they wind up doing nothing about their changed financial circumstances. That can be a big mistake, and can wind up costing you a lot of money and heartache down the road. While only …CONTINUE READING
Modifying Support With An Out-Of-Court Agreement
Question: Recently, I received a divorce decree stating I am required to pay child support even though my ex-wife makes substantially more than me and we share custody of our children. She has signed and notarized a document stating she does not intend to collect the child support payment. Will …CONTINUE READING
Is An Informal Paternity and Child Support Agreement Binding?
Question: I would like to reach a paternity and child support agreement with my ex-girlfriend concerning a child she says I fathered, though I want to do this without involving the courts. Is an out-of-court agreement, perhaps even notarized, considered a binding contract?CONTINUE READING