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Archive for June, 2014

From Matrimony to Taximony

You have found your one true love… you pop the question, get married and think you will live happily ever after. Sadly, in some cases this is not the case. To quote Benjamin Franklin, “Everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes. Your marriage […]

“When is it too late to collect my child support” ?

a question from the “mail bag”… I have had a child support order through the courts of CA. This court order is at least 23 years old and I have only received a little over $200 dollars in child support in all that time… the kids are grown now but he never paid his child […]

how to avoid being held in contempt for failure to pay child support?

“I owe thousands in child support! I don’t want to go to jail! What can I do?” These words have been said millions of times by thousands of non-custodial parent who owe child support. What is a non-custodial parent to do? – Pay something! The best strategy is to make some sort of payment, even […]

parent asks… can I collect child support with just an oral agreement?

My question is regarding an adult child whose father only paid child support for 4 years, from the age of 14 to 18, being $250 per month. This was an oral agreement so there was never any court involvement. Her father is listed on her birth certificate. Is it possible to sue for child support […]

Ask the experts… can I still collect my child support after all this time?

Dear Sir/Madam: My ex-husband, never paid a penny in child support from the time we were divorced in 1996 until the time both my girls reached the age of majority. The Child Enforcement agency in Florida were unable to track him down as he moved to New Jersey with his parents and started working under […]