I just turned 19 on March 18th of this year, I got adopted when I was 15. Since my adoption, All my mother has done, is be physically and emotionally abusive. Recently, DSS has placed me in a motel. She kicked me out when I was 17, when I graduated. I had no food, or money. Forced to sleep out on the streets for sometime. Yesterday I filed Child support against her. DSS said it would be a good idea to obtain money seeming she hadn't been paying and is responsible until I am 21.
Regarding to how much money you will be receiving, there is a guideline for that and depends on how much money she makes. so you will get %17 of her income as child support.
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If you are successful the payments would depend on her income child support is based on income.
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Assuming your mother does successfully prove you are emanicipated, you should receive the equivalent of 17% of her net income ( Gross income-FICA).
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To win, you would be required to prove that she is not supporting you. You should get the DSS worker to testify for you. Your mother would win if she is able to prove that you left voluntarily through no fault of your own based upon your refusal to follow the rules of her house. With the testimony of the DSS worker, it sounds like you have a good case.
You would receive 17% of her income after Social Security and Medicare were deducted. If you are receiving public assistance, DSS will in all likelihood sue your mother for support whereby they keep her money except for approximately $50 per month. If you are not on public assistance, you get to keep the money.
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