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SO YOU’VE BEEN PAYING SUPPORT DESPITE HAVING THE CHILD? WHY?!?

Perhaps it’s not knowing the law but I’ve ran into the trend (albeit small) where the NCP continues paying the CP support while having physical custody of the child. In a typical example case, a CP mom sends son to go live with dad and dad agrees. Dad had been paying mom regularly and therefore …

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FLEEING YOUR HOME STATE DOES NOT NECESSARILY END ITS JURISDICTION OVER YOU WHEN SETTING CHILD SUPPORT

Most people know that in the United States when a person flees their home state for another state to escape prosecution for a crime, the other state the person flees to has the ability to ship the person back to their home state to face justice. This is called extradition. Many people have heard about extradition and understand it’s typically …

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CAN’T RENEW YOUR PASSPORT? THIS MIGHT BE A REASON WHY…

Federal law (42 USC 652(k) & 654(31)) allows the Department of Health & Human Services (DHS) to talk with states’ child support offices to confirm whether an NCP owes an amount exceeding $2500 in back child support. If confirmed, DHS can inform the US State Department to deny, revoke, or limit an NCP’s passport. The federal law …

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