I say it is not child support because he earns twice as much as I do and it is only income balancing. Am I correct that we split expenses?
It is unclear from your question what percentage of parenting time you and your ex each have. Parenting time, rather than a custody label is what is important.
The general rule in MN is that, if you equally share parenting time, you each pay for medical/dental and unreimbursed medical dental and any daycare expenses in proportion to your incomes. For any other expenses, there is no rule to hold either one of you accountable to pay. So, if you incur the expense, you typically have to pay it by yourself.
Here is a helpful publication about MN Child Support, although I don't think it answers your particular question:
I think you'll need to have an attorney review your case for a specific recommendation/advice.See question
Their mother is very uncoopertive.
I'd suggest calling your airline and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (see link below). Here is a helpful link to a relevant article about crossing borders with children (see link below). You will want to consider whether you need an authorization signed by the other parent. If, as you mentioned, the other parent is uncooperative and will not sign an authorization you may have to get a court order requiring her signature. Hope this helps!See question
we had put him through childsupport before i found out i was pregnant.
Yes, he still has to pay child support. The definition of child in the child support law doesn't mention anything about the child being pregnant. That doesn't affect his parental financial responsibility.See question
He and I have set up a graduated visitation schedule through our lawyers because he did not visit or see my child for 3 1/2 months and before that was in and out. He has cancelled two of our four visits and has not called to reschedule even though...
That's a difficult situation. I'm assuming that you don't have a lawyer now or you'd have asked your lawyer this question. One idea is to require him to call ahead on the morning of the visit to confirm that he is coming. You could tell him the next time he calls that you are making this a new rule based on his missed visits in the past. That way, you don't even have to get your child's hopes up by telling him that his father is visiting unless you receive a confirmation call from dad on the day of the visit.See question
He has no insurance or money for this, he spends money as soon as he gets it.
You should consider encouraging your children to contact an estate planning (wills and trusts) lawyer about this.See question
I am divorced with 2 kids (13&16) and was awarded 50/50 joint custody. As part of our agreement, I always have them Tuesday nights. In the event, that I have to travel on a particular Tuesday, are my parents, sister, significant other allowed to...
I think what you are asking is whether that time (with family or significant other) still counts as "your time" for the purpose of calculating child support in the future, since parenting time is an input to the child support calculation. The answer is that "your time" is whatever time is ordered. Overnights are the typical way days are counted, so if you don't have the overnight and just have an evening ordered, then that day typically doesn't count for child support purposes. The trick is that for 50/50 for the purpose of child support, there isn't much wiggle room. You really need 7 out of every 14 days. 6 out of 14 doesn't cut it. The bottom line is that usually it's ok to have friends and family watch children, but if you do it a lot, then the other parent might bring a motion to modify parenting time and argue that you aren't spending that time with the child(ren) and so you shouldn't have that time. If the judge orders less time for you, then you might not have 50/50 anymore and your child support would likely change.See question
is this possible as far as i remember from my 4 semesters law in germany offer and acceptance concludes a contrat.the judge agreees with her (as always) so we have a pretrial and a final trial.is thos possible/also we agreed to reiled the medical ...
Wow, this sounds like a really complex situation and it's hard to figure out exactly what question or questions you are asking. If I were you, I'd hire a lawyer to help you sort out all these issues. I understand that you were trained as a lawyer in Germany. Here, we say that a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client! I hope you get the help you need.See question
How do I go about having his parental rights banished?
I like your wording! Banished! Well, unfortunately you can't banish the other parent for being a deadbeat. If you are married or are in a long-term relationship, you could look into having your significant other adopt the child and have the deadbeat dad relinquish his parent rights at that time. A court will want to see a replacement for the biological dad (someone else that is financially and otherwise responsible, or on the hook, for the child) before allowing him to terminate his rights (and responsibilities). The better solution might be to try your best to reach the biological dad and encourage contact with the child. This will help develop a long-term relationship between dad and child and also likely increase compliance with his child support obligation. If that doesn't work, hopefully the county will pursue him for contempt for failure to pay child support as ordered, which can result in up to six months in jail. Now that is banishment in my view!See question
I have been hearing from my son that his mother is going to take me back to court to get 4 more years of child support out of me if he goes to a 4 year college. Our decree says that child support ends when he turns 18 and finished secondary educat...
Nope, since you didn't agree to include support for college in your divorce decree, you won't have to continue to pay through the college years. In MN your child support will end when your child graduates from high school (assuming your child is at least 18 at graduation). Minnesota Statute 518A.26, Subd. 5 provides the relevant definition of child for child support purposes: "Child" means an individual under 18 years of age, an individual under age 20 who is still attending secondary school, or an individual who, by reason of physical or mental condition, is incapable of self-support."See question
I have 50/50 custody of my son. When he is at his dad's/grandmothers, he is constantly in trouble for something. My ex is willing to give me full custody if I don't go after him for child support, however, he wants me to write him a letter, text...
The general rule is that you can never permanently give up child support. In other words, the court can always determine and set child support even if he says that you've given it up. Therefore, it would be difficult for him to persuade a court that you signed something saying that you gave up child support and the court should enforce that agreement. The court will always be skeptical of such an an agreement. If you really don't want child support now but may need and request it in the future if your income changes, you might state that in your agreement.See question