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My Kid Is "The Bad Kid". Now What?

Nutshell question: "did YOUR kid act this way? What helped them? What was wrong with them?" Nutshell synopsis: WeeThumbscrew is a bright, sweet, cute nine year-old. He has also exhibited SEVERE social issues in school this year (think "has been kicked off of the school bus", think "at least one phone call from the principal every week"). He is already in therapy (with an excellent pediatric Psy.D). Miserable, gray, hopeless snowflakes inside... [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jan 5, 2015 - 53 answers

What's a fair child support payment?

She has landed a sweet paying job. But I'm still in college trying to graduate [more inside]
posted by stlboi on Apr 12, 2013 - 20 answers

What happens when the family tree goes straight down?

Is there any discussion available of the social/behavior results of having multiple generations of only children in a family? Know of any sources? Have any personal experiences? [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Apr 11, 2013 - 9 answers

My mother feels defeated by her child support battles

My mother hasn't received child support payments from my father for over a year; I think she's become incredibly depressed about her treatment by the legal system, and has come to believe that no matter what she does, she'll have to bear the full financial burden of raising my sister. Help me inspire her with a rational reason why she should keep trying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 11, 2012 - 13 answers

Overpaid child support, now what?

Impact on child of lowering child support? Shot Version: Have been overpaying $1k per month on child support, I'm owed a credit. Will my child hate me if I lower the support and try to take the credit? [more inside]
posted by MeatFilter on Jul 31, 2011 - 32 answers

Californian paternity and child support law

California child support filter: Question from a foreign friend with a daughter fathered by an American man. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Child Support Guideline Help!

Child support filter: Ex-husband voluntarily agreed 8 years ago to pay more than state minimum child support. Just got letter from his lawyer saying he wants to now pay state amount. [more inside]
posted by dzaz on Aug 14, 2010 - 21 answers

lawyer needed

Can you recommend a child support lawyer for the Hamilton County/Cincinnati area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2010 - 3 answers

How to account for other dependents in figuring child support responsibility?

My boyfriend's ex-wife is trying to get him to pay more child support. We got a letter showing how much "available income" she has to support the child; included in the calculation is a deduction for the other two children she has with her new husband. How is this possible, when her new husband--who has a larger income than either the ex-wife or my bf--is also responsible for those other two kids? I understand that the new hubbie is not responsible for the support costs of my bf's son--but shouldn't he be responsible for the care of his own kids, such that the ex-wife cannot deduct this cost from her income when determining the percentage of my bf's son's care for which she is responsible? [more inside]
posted by vegsister on Feb 23, 2010 - 21 answers

How to support friends with a dying child?

What to do for friends with a dying child? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Feb 17, 2010 - 10 answers

My ex-wife's boyfriend wants to try to claim my son on his taxes... is this legal?

My ex-wife's boyfriend wants to try to claim my son on his taxes... is this legal? [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Aug 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me help her help him

What's the best way for a non-computer oriented person to tap into the blogosphere support network for help with her ADHD child? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Jul 26, 2009 - 4 answers

I found out that I might be a father when I got served papers for child support... now what?

I found out that I might be a father when I got served papers for child support... now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2009 - 30 answers

Child Support across the 49th?

How does one go about getting a child support order if one (me, the mother) is in the U.S./a U.S. citizen and the other (him, father) is in Canada and is a Canadian Citizen? The child (who at this time is unborn) will have (I believe) dual citizenship. [more inside]
posted by Bueller on Jun 10, 2009 - 14 answers

Should I tell my kids I pay child support?

Divorcedparentsfilter: When is it time (if ever) to tell my children about the child support I pay to keep both their houses going? Bonus for personal stories regarding same. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2008 - 47 answers

How do you explain divorce to an eight-year-old?

I'm at University and far removed from home geographically. My parents are planning on getting divorced soon and anyone semi-observant would've seen this coming years and years ago. Both wonderful people, both wholly incompatible. So what can I/they do for my adorably clueless, naive, 8-year old sister who still has no idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2007 - 14 answers

Pay all you can pay, father of two

If you owe a bunch of back child-support (14 years for the older child, three years for the second, two different women), are married to a woman you could take or leave (not the mother of either), have no custody of the children, have never met the second child, have had no contact with the first for the past ten years, would like to begin to become current with past due payments, would like a closer relationship with your children, don't want to go to jail, don't consider yourself to be someone having a strong job skill-set, are currently unemployed {leisurely, if not pleasantly, subject to the arbitrary whims of said spouse [of which include no requirements for earning an income (lots of time to play video games, watch movies, and think)]}, don't believe you can support yourself alone with the work that you believe you can find, are afraid to find a job, move out, lose the maximum in state-mandated garnishments from each check, fail again and end up living with/under someone else, would like to learn and travel, wouldn't mind medical, dental, vision and life insurance, could use a retirement fund; would enlisting in the US Army be a strategically effective next action? [more inside]
posted by airguitar on Mar 15, 2006 - 45 answers

How do you best support a survivor of childhood abuse?

How do you best support a survivor of childhood abuse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2005 - 17 answers

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