child support

Sabrina - posted on 08/15/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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There should be a support group for single mothers who pay a ridiculous amount of child support and have kids to take care of at home!

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/15/2014

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If you simply 'gave' the child to someone else to raise, without doing legal paperwork it is solely your own fault. Any time a child is given to another family to raise (with the obvious intent of not caring for the child yourself, as in this case), a legal adoption should be done, and you should make sure that your rights are no longer in effect regarding the child. Since you did not do that at the outset, then legally, you are obligated to provide support for the child until they are 18 or meet the emancipation requirements for the area in which they live.

Get an attorney to see what your options are now.

Dove - posted on 08/15/2014

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No... it's your fault for not giving up your rights and having her fully and legally adopt the child. You don't pay child support for a child you give up for adoption. If you didn't want YOUR child... that should have been the path you took. I'm sorry for the predicament you are now in.. but you can still seek legal advice in your area.

Sabrina - posted on 08/15/2014

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This person wanted this child. I was raped by my husband and did not want anymore children. We agreed since the day I found out I was pregnant that she would take the child. She told me all she wanted was the child to make her happy. This is my fault for trusting someone I THOUGHT was my friend

Dove - posted on 08/15/2014

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Supporting your child is your job... If you are paying a ridiculous amount of support vs. what your income actually is... take it back to court to try and get it amended.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/15/2014

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If you feel that your CS assessment is incorrect, or if circumstances have changed since the CS ruling, you need to have your attorneys request a review of orders.

If you are paying support for one kid that you don't have in your custody, but have others in your custody, it probably won't reduce your support obligation for the other child, but if you have a very well documented case about where your money goes or how far it doesn't stretch, there may be room for adjustment in your favor.

If you are paying support for a kid that recently moved back into your custody, you need to have papers revised both for custody, and re-evaluation of support orders done by a judge. As I said, your attorney can request this.

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