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William Guy Pontrello

William Pontrello’s Answers

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  • Ex wife took children and moved to CA without my permission, under WI law can i move the court to stop paying child support

    About seven years ago my ex-wife took my children and moved to California without my permisson. It took me forever to find her but when I did she would not let me have anything to do with them. I talked to a laywer here in Wisconsin and he told me...

    William’s Answer

    most states have relocation laws, but since you waited this long your current lawyer is correct.
    you must go to california to enforce visitation unless your divorce was in wisconsin and you recently just dicovered her whereabouts, then under the uniform child jurisdiction act you may be able to convince a wisconsin judge to keep the case in wisconsin, get visitation and have her held in contempt for moving without permission. paying child suporrt and seeing your children are not reciprocal rights. the children must eat regardless of whether or not you get to see them.

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  • Ex-Wife takes lower paying job to try to get out of pay back child suppot and current support? What can I do.?

    My exwife took a lower paying job to try pay a lower amount that is set forth in the Divorce Decree. My children will not be able to live on the lower amount. She was not forced in to the job she voluntary took the job. She did this when my lawyer...

    William’s Answer

    consult your laywer in regard to voluntary underemployment. most states have case law in that regard. trying to lower or not pay child support is not new to courts, judges, or lawyers.

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  • My ex-husband recently lost his job, am I entitled to collect back child support once he is working again

    Hi, my ex husband just recently lost his job (company closed). Once he gets a job again, doesn't he have to give me back pay for the missed child support checks while he was out of a job? In other words isn't it retro? I am taking money out of ...

    William’s Answer

    yes, unless he goes to court, assuming a child support court order, it accrues and is vested.

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  • How far back can you collect back chikld support?

    am owed back child support (court ordered) my ex quit paying when my son was 5 he is now an adult and I have located my ex and think he should still have to pay. How many years can you go back to collect back child support?

    William’s Answer

    child support is vested per court order. you can collect all arearages.

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