Child Support

questions & answers

Question: 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.

Answer: This is a complicated issue and you need legal advice to figure out your best course of action.There are two programs in Arizona that you can use to get some inexpensive legal advice and guidance.  One is the Modest Means Program.  For a $75 fee, the Modest Means Program will arrange a one hour consult with an experienced attorney.  The telephone number is (866) 637-5341 or you can apply online at http://www.azlawhelp.org/accessToJustice.cfm

QUESTIONS

  • 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.

STORIES

  • If you get a divorce, make sure your date of birth is on the Decree if your name is changing!. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • Age discrimination in the workplace. . .

LegalLEARN

YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED

FIND LEGAL HELP

  • Please select your county of residence below.

    County:
     

OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
    Link

ORGANIZATIONS