I moved home after separating from my son's mother 6 months ago, we were never married. The current child support calculation does not include rent/mortgage payments or other living expenses, as I am not making any payments to my parents. I intend...
Since child support calculations are based on income and a few specified expenses (rent is not one of them) then increasing your expenses by paying rent won't allow for a decrease in child support. However, you should look at the child support worksheet from when your child support order was created. It is possible that the court increased your income as you were not paying rent. In some cases, free rent or living without paying rent can be treated as imputed income or an increase to your income. The theory is that since you are not paying a usual expense that your ability to pay child support has increase. If the court made the order of child support based on imputed income then you should be able to get a reduction.See question
I am in MA. My xhusband owes back child support. There was a judgment stating he had to pay $765 by 11/20. I have not filed coNtempt complaint yet. Can I withhold papers for him to claim our son for taxes?
You should read the separation agreement or judgment that created the obligation for you to sign the tax document. Sometimes the obligation is contingent on the child support payments being current on Dec 31. If that is the case you should not sign the forms. If you don't have language of this nature, then you have to sign the forms as you must obey the terms of the judgment. You would have a remedy of filing a contempt against your ex.See question
My daughter going through a divorce for almost a year and her lawyer says because these messages and phone calls are not criminal nothing can be done. She has tried to be co-operative with soon to be x husband because they have an eight year old l...
She can go to court and get a restraining order to limit the number of contacts in a daySee question
I filed uncontested divorce papers this past week. I have changed my mind. It was done in haste. Can I dismiss myself.
You have the right to dismiss as long as your husband has not filed an answer. You should go to the court and they will help you file a dismissal.See question
Probate is over most of money been split up is she allowed to stay or does house have to be sold and money split up
That is up to the three owners. You can let her live there or you can go to court and force the sale of the property.See question
My ex-wife and I are both remarried and my new wife doesn't earn any money (she is a full time college student and she is a Russian citizen, therefore she is not even yet allowed to legally earn money in the US). My ex-wife lives in Austria and is...
Massachusetts is the appropriate place for your ex-wife to seek child support. An action for child support requires what is known as in-personam jurisdiction over you. this means that child support can be filed where you can be located.
If your wife is capable of working and is not because she is married to a wealth man then you can argue that she should be treated as if she is working. This is called imputed income. Once her income is established then the child support guidelines should be used based on her imputed income.
While her new husband has no obligation to support your child, he does have an obligation to support his wife. If he makes enough money to support himself and his legal dependents then your wife can use more of her imputed income for the benefit of the child. This last argument is legally possible but is a very hard sell to judges.See question
i share a child with my ex and he always pays child support on time.he recently moved to a different state and would like to have our child over his house for a month on summer . Do i keep the child support or he gets to keep it since our child wi...
Child support can only be suspended if there is a court order authorizing a suspension.See question
Not married, child support in place, not on birth certificate for 2nd child, no visitation order or any other order that determines his rights. Non custodial has never taken me to court to fight for anything. Does he have to give custodial notific...
No. A parent who leaves the state without taking the children does not need to give notice or ssk permission.See question
I am a tenant and KNOW previous landlord has not complied with the MGL c. 186, §15B law. Lived there 3 yrs. NEVER given documentation of proper handling of sec. deposit. Asked multiple times via email last month of tenancy. Refused to provide. Als...
Depending on the amount of the security deposit you can probably sue in small claims court. Both District Court and Housing Court have small claims sessions. The filing fee is less, it is quicker and takes less time. If you file in Housing Court you still have the Housing Court's expertise on the matter.See question
I have 3 months left on probation and my probation has no drug stipulation on it..Ive been using Medical Marijuana for years. It's literally changed my life. . Now i dont take any pills,antidepressants marijuana is all i need as far as medication...
Even if using a substance is legal, the court has the power to prohibit you from using it. It is not unusual that a condition of probation is that you can't drink alcohol. The court could put the same condition for marijuana even though it is now legal.
Your problem is that you may not know all of the terms of probation. Typically each court imposes "special" terms of probation and "standard" terms of probation. While all of these terms are in writing and are suppose to be given to you, they are also suppose to be reviewed orally with you by the probation officer. Not every probation officer is diligent about explaining all terms of probation. You should sit down with your probation officer and make sure that you understand all terms of probation. You should specifically ask the probation officer about use of marijuana. The probation officer could state that while marijuana is legal under state law it is illegal under federal law and you are prohibited from using it. You don't want to make a mistake and have a probation surrender hearing on this matter. Talk to your probation officer first.See question