By Jill Massey
Generally speaking, you cannot claim a person as a dependent unless that person is your qualifying child or qualifying relative.
What are the requirements for a person to be a qualifying child or a qualifying relative?
My child support payments were recently terminated after a child custody modification that increased my parenting time resulting in shared 50/50 physical custody.
I would like to receive child support from my ex-wife because she makes more money than me and I will have increased child rearing costs with more parenting time.
Am I able to file for child support in this situation?
My child custody agreement states that my winter parenting time should not interfere with school.
A few months ago before we booked the trip, my ex-wife verbally agreed for me to take my child to Disney World ithat would cause my child to miss several days of school. I assured her we would gather all homework ahead of time and ensure our child did not fall behind in her classes.
Now my ex-wife is formally denying the request for vacation! Is there anything I can do to compel my ex-wife to agree to this vacation?
I pay child support, owe arrears, and recently was offered a one-time lump sum payment from a pension I held at a previous job.
Will this payment affect my child support obligation or the amount of arrears owed? I was never married to the child's mother so I assume she would have no other claim to this payment.
This year my birthday falls on Mother's Day, which is supposed to be my ex-wife's day with our child.
However, I'd like to see my child on my birthday, but she is unwilling to even split time.
Does my birthday or a holiday take precedent when it comes to which parent gets visitation with our child?