Sometimes a paternity test might not be advisable

Are You the Father? Truth be told, there are certainly some paternity and custody cases where the person who is thought to be the father may not be the father. There are also cases out there where a man has raised a kid to be his own later to find out that the child is not his biological child. Because of situations like this, it causes some fathers to seek a paternity test in court just to be sure they are the father. The birth of the child generally adds up to a time-period where sexual relations were taking place.


Women more frequently ordered to pay child support

For many highly successful couples, issues of child support during divorce are complicated as both parents seek to give their child or children a similar standard of living between their homes. Historically, men were primarily responsible for child support, yet in recent years more women have been paying child support to their ex-spouses. High earning women can no longer assume that they will not have to pay child support to their ex-spouses. Bethenny Frankel, of various reality shows – such as “The Real Housewives of New York” and “Bethenny Ever After – has filed for divorce from her husband. In


Enforcing child support orders in the state of Missouri

Often, family law courts in St. Louis, and throughout Missouri, order child support for parents who have never been married, or those who are divorced. These monetary payments are typically made from noncustodial parents to custodial parents. They are ordered to ensure that both parents bear the financial responsibility of raising their children.While most people who are ordered to make such payments comply, there are those who fall into arrears. This may be by choice, or due to unavoidable circumstances, such as the loss of a job or a change in earnings. Regardless of the reasons why a parent is


Willingly Paying Child Support

Child Custody and Support In many different instances, it can end up being some time before the child custody and support matters between unmarried parents are able to get their matter before a judge to enter an order as to custody and child support. This can be tough for parties for many different reasons. Starting with unmarried mothers and their concern about having the financial ability to care for their child. For many unmarried fathers, they might be concerned about getting visitation with their child. Every case is different and can result in varying factual scenarios. However, for fathers who


How are child support orders enforced in Illinois?

When Illinois parents fall behind or choose not to make their child support payments, the state has a number of enforcement options it may pursue. Family law courts in Illinois and elsewhere often order child support awards to ensure that both parents fulfill their financial responsibilities to their kids. While most people comply with these orders, there are some situations when parents may fall behind or choose not to pay. Charged with the enforcement of child support orders, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, or HFS, has the authority to take various actions to encourage parents to make


NJ teen sues parents for financial support: loses round one in suit

A New Jersey high school senior sued her parents, asserting her parents had thrown her out of the family home when she turned 18 and refused to pay for her private high school and college education. But her parents say she left on her own. Rachel Canning asked the court to have her parents pay $650 a week in support for the foreseeable future, the outstanding tuition for her private high school, $5,000, and immediate access to a college fund to pay for at least some of her college education, plus pay her legal bills in excess of $12,000. At


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