What are the child support laws in Indiana?
In Indiana, the noncustodial parent’s child support obligation automatically ends when a child turns 19. At the age of 19, a child is “emancipated by operation of law” (meaning, no longer entitled to financial support from a parent because of the passage of time) unless the child is incapacitated.
Does Child Support Guarantee visitation?
The payment of child support does not confer any additional rights on the father. Yes, he has the right to see his daughter (visitation) and it might be possible to get physical custody depending on the evidence.
Should I force my child visit me?
Some parents have asked me whether they have to “force” their child to visit. Having said that, if you have a family court order that provides for a visitation schedule, then the safest answer is “yes” you must make the child go. If you fail to abide by the court order, there can be several legal consequences.
What is considered harassment by a co parent?
It’s essential to let your attorney know if your co-parent is harassing you with endless texts or phone calls or if he or she is speaking negatively about you or spreading rumors behind your back or on social media. No one should criticize or berate a co-parent in front of their children.
Is texting an ex harassment?
Text messages are short and quick, and they can be less likely to lead to extended arguments than a phone call. On the other hand, sending repeated text messages to an ex-spouse, ex-lover or ex-partner can sometimes be considered harassment – especially if the texts are insulting or have a threatening undertone.
What is a stable environment for a child?
A stable environment provides a sense of constancy, predictability, routine, and continuity, essential to child well-being. Children should never be caught in loyalty conflicts between their parents, and need to be assured that the care and nurture of each of their parents will not be interrupted.
What is considered bad living conditions for a child?
Lack of necessary health care. Unsanitary living areas. Food lacking in nutrition. Emotional and physical abuse.
Who determines the best interest of a child?
What Factors Determine the Child’s Best Interests?The wishes of the child (if old enough to capably express a reasonable preference);The mental and physical health of the parents;Any special needs a child may have and how each parent takes care of those needs;Religious and/or cultural considerations;