child support

Can a United States citizen be extradited to the United States from a foreign country for failing to pay child support?

When a person fails to pay court ordered child support a hearing is scheduled in the Family Court to determine if this person is in Contempt of Court. Contempt of Court requires a finding that a person has the ability to comply with a court order and has willfully chosen to disobey it. A person [&he...
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Can the Family Court terminate the parental rights of an incarcerated inmate?

Andrew Myers was serving a prison sentence in Virginia. Prior to his incarceration his girlfriend became pregnant with their child and she gave birth after he was incarcerated. At some point, Social Services became involved and the child was removed from the mother’s home and placed in foster care...
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South Carolina Divorce

Can alimony be modified after the divorce is finalized?

Knowing when and under what circumstances an alimony award can be modified is critical to anyone who is about to commit to receiving or paying alimony. Certain kinds of alimony in South Carolina can be modified if there is a substantial and unanticipated change in circumstances affecting the income ...
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How is Child Support In South Carolina Determined?

When parents of children no longer live together, South Carolina law mandates that both parents shall be financially responsible for raising their children. The amount of each parents financial responsibility is determined by the South Carolina Child Support Guidelines. The South Carolina Child Su...
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Family Court

Can a parent be denied custody and/ or visitation with a newborn if he or she has a substance abuse problem?

Substance abuse issues are one of the most hotly litigated issues in the family court when it comes to custody and visitation of children. A person who tests  positive for the use of illegal drugs or non prescribed drugs will not be permitted to be left alone with a child in almost all situations. ...
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child support

How do I get custody and/ or visitation with 7 year old child when I am not the natural father?

I was asked this question by a young man the other day and I wish I had a simple answer for him. It’s possible, but its difficult, expensive and will take a long time. In theory, any person can get custody of any other minor child, but unless the person seeking custody of a child […]...
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My boyfriend and his ex share joint custody. Does he need to legally give her a copy of his daughter’s insurance cards?

I was recently asked this question and, once I understood the motivation, was able to offer some advise that I hope helped. It would seem common sense to make sure both parents who are separated or divorced have access to the kids insurance papers. In the wacky world of Family Court, however, this ...
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