Can one parent claim the child and the other get the earned income tax credit?

Answer Yes. The article "Earned Income Credit" published by the Department of Treasury explains that claiming children has an effect on the calculation of earned income tax credit, but it is not a require... Read More »

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Can one parent of the two sharing custody of a minor child legally keep the child from the other parent pending a DSS claim?

Answer That would depend on why social services is investigating. If it is neglect, abuse or something of that nature suspected on the part of the other parent. Then you probably could justify not ... Read More »

Can a court issue custody to a parent without the other parent knowing when the other parent is paying child support?

Answer No, both biological parents must be notified of a custody hearing. However, if the parent who the child does not reside with does not appear in court on the date of the hearing they may lose... Read More »

If a child was adopted and one parent leaves or divorces the other will that other parent be liable for support?

Yes/No Situation. It's something an individual will want to know, to complete them. Without knowing, there will be an empty hole - a missing piece to the puzzle of you. On the other hand, your bi... Read More »

Does a parent continue paying child support if the child lives with someone other than the custodial parent?

Yes, until the matter of residence is resolved or the matter is brought to court.