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  • My kids are not liking the current visitation - 5/2/2/5. If I change to only seeing the kids on the weekends, the extra child support may be too much. My Ex said she is ok with asking me to pay $461/mo (up from 211/mo), which I can handle, but it looks like the law says that just because my Ex and I agreed on this does not mean the Judge can or will approve - it looks like he needs a compelling reason why the "guidelines" should not be followed. Will the judge ok our agreement, or insist the guideline be followed?
  • My son turns 19 in July. He does not live at home and is not in school. How do I stop paying my ex child support for him?
  • My wife and I were married in Washington 2 years ago. She had an 8 year old child already and I have been dad but clearly not the biological father. She wants a divorce. Can I be sued for child support?
  • I have been paying child support for close to ten years and not doing a very good job at it. However, I just found out, through DNA, that the child is not mine and have written proof from the lab showing this fact. What can I do to finally stop the payments legally?
  • How do you calculate interest due on late child support payments?
  • My ex husband is refusing to pay the court ordered child support on the dates that were specified. He stated that he had "talked" to a lawyer and was told that he would not be late until 30 days had past since the last payment. Is this correct?
  • I had my parental rights terminated in 2008 to my oldest son and to this day the judge is ordering me to pay monthly child support to my ex sister in law who only has gaurdianship of my son. I was recently incarcerated due to no payment. I don't understand why or how this is possible that I am not only having to pay monthly child support but my sons father doesn't have to pay anything.Dont get me wrong he's my son and my responsibility but I don't have any rights to him legally :(. I appreciate any and every kind of help please and thank you.
  • Is there a statute of limitations to collect past medical bills, orthodontic bills? Mother received receipts for all within 24 hours after child received care.
  • I have a child support agreement from the Maricopa County. My ex wife and son lives in Tucson, AZ I have recently moved to Tucson to be closer to my child. How do I start a child support modification in Tucson when the agreement was settled in Maricopa County?
  • My ex owes $12,000 in arrears, he is waiting for his large federal tax refund-How can I inform the IRS of his status to ensure Federal Tax Offset ?

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