On fire in the name of divorced Father Rights

A 58 year-old father, who seemed to have had a normal life before divorce proceedings, doused his body with gasoline and set himself on fire in the name of Father Rights. Thomas James Ball, like many men, went through divorce proceedings. Because he had children he automatically became linked to Child Support Recovery. He diligently paid his [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2012|Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on On fire in the name of divorced Father Rights

Man With 30 Kids Requests Child Support Break

A 33-year-old Knoxville, Tenn. man with 30 children appeared in court this week to ask the state for child-support help, Memphis news station WREG reported Wednesday. Desmond Hatchett has fathered 30 children — which is believed to be the record in Knox county, according to the Los Angeles Times – with 11 different women. His youngest children are toddlers [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:04+00:00 May 22nd, 2012|Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law, Spousal Support, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Man With 30 Kids Requests Child Support Break

Louisiana Compiles Public Database Of Delinquent Parents

Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services rounded up parents who have skirted their financial duties and listed them on a website accompanied by how much money they owe. All parents listed have been ordered by court to make child support payments. The total is alarming – tipping the scales at $1.2 billion in payments [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00 April 17th, 2012|Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Spousal Support|Comments Off on Louisiana Compiles Public Database Of Delinquent Parents

How is child support collected if the person responsible for paying it moves to another state?

Under the Revised Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act (RURESA), an order for support issued by the family court in one state will be enforced by the family court in another state to which the paying parent moves if certain conditions are met. Under RURESA, the custodial parent has two options for how to proceed [...]

By | 2011-08-01T09:56:06+00:00 August 1st, 2011|Child Support|Comments Off on How is child support collected if the person responsible for paying it moves to another state?

Once a court issues a child support order, can the amount of support that is paid be changed?

The amount of child support may be modified under certain circumstances and through a variety of methods. The simplest method is for the parents to agree to a change, but the court must approve even an agreed-upon change in order to be enforceable. When there is no voluntary agreement, the party seeking the change must [...]

By | 2011-08-01T09:55:27+00:00 August 1st, 2011|Child Support|Comments Off on Once a court issues a child support order, can the amount of support that is paid be changed?

How is the amount of child support calculated?

Each state has developed guidelines that help establish the amount of child support that must be paid. The guidelines vary from state to state, but are all based on the parents’ incomes, expenses and the needs of the children. In some states, the guidelines allow judges greater discretion in determining the amount of child support [...]

By | 2017-05-18T22:53:06+00:00 August 1st, 2011|Child Support, Family Law|Comments Off on How is the amount of child support calculated?