child support lawyer
Withheld

Erie, PA

#26 May 7, 2013
eriemom589 - Yes, it is worth bringing an attorney in my opinion. That's your best shot at having your rights preserved and enforced IMO.

Support Enforcer - I'm not sure what you're banging on about. I never said Jarvie said anything to me. I also pointed out that I've never used her personally Thus, how could she have fed me a line of BS?

Also, what does one attorney liking/hating one another have to do with anything? The point here is that the original poster felt as if her ex is trying to game the system and the support office enabled him to do so.

All parties are told in their conference order to bring pay stubs and tax returns as filed. He did not.

I can also say from personal experience that recommendations in the past have CERTAINLY gone based on someone's word that they made x per hour and worked y hours per week with neither x nor y being accurate with reality.

Since: May 13

Franklin, PA

#27 May 7, 2013
Does anyone know a general cost for an attorney to go with you? I have called around, just waiting on them to return my calls so just wondering what I'm in for.
Been there - Done That

Erie, PA

#28 May 7, 2013
eriemom589 wrote:
Does anyone know a general cost for an attorney to go with you? I have called around, just waiting on them to return my calls so just wondering what I'm in for.
$185-$200 an hour is average for an "average" lawyer... Jarvie and Peasley are considered "elite" and are along the lines of $300+ an hour.
Motorist

Erie, PA

#29 May 7, 2013
eriemom589 wrote:
And when we went they gave us 2 amounts and we had to agree on 1. The first was 100 and the second was 200. I fought for the measley 200 so I can only imagine what is going to happen. I am going to demand pay stubs and w2s myself. And no they didn't have any income info on him. They asked how much he.makes and how many hours he works and went off that. Maybe they will this time. Guess I just got a lazy enforcement officer.
You may have gotten a lazy Conference Officer (does happen). However, if you were not happy you should have requested a "recommendation" and let it go to a hearing in front of a judge. At that time the Conference Officer would provide proof of income to show his recommendation. Also, if the employer has failed to provide income information he may be ordered to appear in court with information. The system is not perfect and is subject to error, but it helps to know the process.
Support Enforcer

Erie, PA

#30 May 7, 2013
Withheld wrote:
eriemom589 - Yes, it is worth bringing an attorney in my opinion. That's your best shot at having your rights preserved and enforced IMO.
Support Enforcer - I'm not sure what you're banging on about. I never said Jarvie said anything to me. I also pointed out that I've never used her personally Thus, how could she have fed me a line of BS?
Also, what does one attorney liking/hating one another have to do with anything? The point here is that the original poster felt as if her ex is trying to game the system and the support office enabled him to do so.
All parties are told in their conference order to bring pay stubs and tax returns as filed. He did not.

I can also say from personal experience that recommendations in the past have CERTAINLY gone based on someone's word that they made x per hour and worked y hours per week with neither x nor y being accurate with reality.
Request a hearing in front of a judge.
Really

Jackson Center, PA

#31 May 7, 2013
Withheld wrote:
<quoted text>
You're wrong.
/derail
Have you personally put a child through college or currently tryig to do so? If not, how do you know?

Maybe I hit a nerve? I am not making up things, I hear it all the time from friends that are divorced. "will take my ex's wages/salary since lower than mine." Only will consider those wages and base aid for college. Real fair?? I bet you are going to tell me still wrong. You would be lying big time. Let other join in to second my truth!!!!

That's what government is all about: trying to equalize the so-called down trodden. Sounds down trodden to me????
Withheld

Erie, PA

#32 May 7, 2013
I have personally put my oldest through college.

When looking at my posts/responses and your posts/responses, it does not __appear__ to me as if any of MY nerves have been hit.

You asked for someone to tell you you're wrong. I did and you are.

I'd explain how you're wrong, but it sounds like you're open-minded enough on the topic to figure that one out yourself based on what your divorced friends say.
singlemom

Erie, PA

#33 May 7, 2013
I'm going through same thing.It is getting annoying.I dont think they now how to do there jobs.ive been back 2 times .he dont see the kid .he was supposed to dna on second.kid.that was 6 months.ago.lawyers are.pricey.
eriemom589 wrote:
And when we went they gave us 2 amounts and we had to agree on 1. The first was 100 and the second was 200. I fought for the measley 200 so I can only imagine what is going to happen. I am going to demand pay stubs and w2s myself. And no they didn't have any income info on him. They asked how much he.makes and how many hours he works and went off that. Maybe they will this time. Guess I just got a lazy enforcement officer.
Do u no

Cleveland, OH

#35 May 7, 2013
singlemom wrote:
I'm going through same thing.It is getting annoying.I dont think they now how to do there jobs.ive been back 2 times .he dont see the kid .he was supposed to dna on second.kid.that was 6 months.ago.lawyers are.pricey.
<quoted text>
Is there a question to the paternity of the 2nd kid? How many possibles are there?
Lol

Erie, PA

#36 May 7, 2013
Right how many baby daddy's you got. And it sound like you all about the money. what about the father. Are you trying to keep the child from him like so many other women in erie who use their kids as pawns. And expect the father to pay for everything, just because you spread your legs does not make you entitled to child support. There are many factors involved. Not just i spread um, get preggo then expect others to support me. Go out and support your kid also. Get a job and be productive instead of waiting on a hand out and crying you didnt get enough. SH#T I could srtech 200 pretty far if need be. Chilld support isnt to get your hair done , pay your rent and stuff like that. Its for child care , tuition, clothes, the CHILD mainly. Not bar ,beer ,drugs. Or cloths jewelery ,cars
Lol

Erie, PA

#37 May 7, 2013
Child Support should only be to support the child!!!! Just my opinion.

Since: May 13

Franklin, PA

#39 May 8, 2013
Lol wrote:
Right how many baby daddy's you got. And it sound like you all about the money. what about the father. Are you trying to keep the child from him like so many other women in erie who use their kids as pawns. And expect the father to pay for everything, just because you spread your legs does not make you entitled to child support. There are many factors involved. Not just i spread um, get preggo then expect others to support me. Go out and support your kid also. Get a job and be productive instead of waiting on a hand out and crying you didnt get enough. SH#T I could srtech 200 pretty far if need be. Chilld support isnt to get your hair done , pay your rent and stuff like that. Its for child care , tuition, clothes, the CHILD mainly. Not bar ,beer ,drugs. Or cloths jewelery ,cars
I knew some idiot would get on here. Thankfully I got.the information I needed, so much thanks to those people. Lol sounds like that's what your 'baby mama' doe to you or something, but not I! I take care of my children and excuse my language but 200 is not shit!
Tiger

Erie, PA

#40 May 8, 2013
Been there - Done That wrote:
<quoted text>
$185-$200 an hour is average for an "average" lawyer... Jarvie and Peasley are considered "elite" and are along the lines of $300+ an hour.
Elite? Please
Counter Point

Erie, PA

#41 May 8, 2013
Been there - Done That wrote:
<quoted text>
$185-$200 an hour is average for an "average" lawyer... Jarvie and Peasley are considered "elite" and are along the lines of $300+ an hour.
Considered "elite" by whom? Any major accomplishments in the field? Anyone can buy a fancy plaque declaring some kind of "elite" status.$300 per hour is pretty steep for family law in this area; arguing or negotiating with county employees in cubicles with calculators (support) or calendars (custody). By all means, get legal help, but any lawyer who says they can't do that type of work for less than $300 per hour should motivate you to get a second quote.
in the know

Erie, PA

#42 May 8, 2013
FYI they now have a new law that was passed, these types of cases, divorce, child support, now require a retainer fee. Don't really care if anyone believes me, you'll find out when you call a lawyer. Keep this in mind, they are there to make money off you, they don't give a dam what you don't have, they all know each other, even if they don't like each other they work well together! They will come up with many things for the two of you to argue about...first off the children, then the washer dryer, right on down to the cat or dog! Keep in mind child support is seperate from divorce, but they also have what is called spousal support - which is granted the same as child support, and one more important fact...the State does not consider what is or is not ETHICAL!!! The State only goes by the numbers on your paycheck stubs! Good luck, but you'll be getting screwed no matter who you are, or who you have as a lawyer, but MOST IMPORTANT the children are the ones who loose, who gives a dam about the money when you see the pain the children go through as they are used as weapons for dumbass parents to hurt each other.
Lol

Erie, PA

#43 May 8, 2013
eriemom589 wrote:
<quoted text>
I knew some idiot would get on here. Thankfully I got.the information I needed, so much thanks to those people. Lol sounds like that's what your 'baby mama' doe to you or something, but not I! I take care of my children and excuse my language but 200 is not shit!
Doe huh whats that mean lol....And if 200 aint shit why you trying to get more???? Waitin for that answer???? now the real truth comes out. Your a greedy baby mama. If 200 aint nothing for you, why do you need it then. What is it the principle of the matter, you feel entitled to that money because your [email protected] spread your legs now they guy dont want nothing to do with you. Aint that the real reason you want more support is to hurt the father. And I bet you are 1 of those women who use their kids as pawns. Grow up and be productive for you and your kid :)
Pay up buttercup

Coraopolis, PA

#44 May 8, 2013
Lol wrote:
<quoted text> Doe huh whats that mean lol....And if 200 aint shit why you trying to get more???? Waitin for that answer???? now the real truth comes out. Your a greedy baby mama. If 200 aint nothing for you, why do you need it then. What is it the principle of the matter, you feel entitled to that money because your [email protected] spread your legs now they guy dont want nothing to do with you. Aint that the real reason you want more support is to hurt the father. And I bet you are 1 of those women who use their kids as pawns. Grow up and be productive for you and your kid :)
How ridiculous and bitter can you be? Of course there are parents out there that will go to any length to screw the other parent. But let's be real here, whether that's erie moms motive or not,$200/month really is a joke. It averages about $6.60 a day. For food, clothing, shelter, doctors, dentists, school supplies, extra curricular activities etc. When an absent parent doesn't adequately contribute to the support of their child then the custodial parent has to pick up the slack. Which typically means a 2nd and sometimes 3rd job. Now, because the responsible parent is working all the time to provide a financially stable life, the child is workout either parent. The non custodial parent won't work a 2nd job because they're afraid a portion will go to support. Quit with this derogatory "you spread your legs" bs. Last time I checked it took a man AND a woman to conceive a child. I don't care if its the mother or the father that has custody. BOTH parents are financially responsible. Keep in mind that a lot of state assistance goes to single parents BECAUSE of an absent parent who does not contribute. Get every dime you are entitled to for your child. Cause in the end that's all that matters.
LA Law

Guys Mills, PA

#45 May 8, 2013
Counter Point wrote:
<quoted text>
Considered "elite" by whom? Any major accomplishments in the field? Anyone can buy a fancy plaque declaring some kind of "elite" status.$300 per hour is pretty steep for family law in this area; arguing or negotiating with county employees in cubicles with calculators (support) or calendars (custody). By all means, get legal help, but any lawyer who says they can't do that type of work for less than $300 per hour should motivate you to get a second quote.
Only in Erie would those two legal lightweights be considered elite. That is too funny.
spread um

Erie, PA

#46 May 8, 2013
Pay up buttercup wrote:
<quoted text>
How ridiculous and bitter can you be? Of course there are parents out there that will go to any length to screw the other parent. But let's be real here, whether that's erie moms motive or not,$200/month really is a joke. It averages about $6.60 a day. For food, clothing, shelter, doctors, dentists, school supplies, extra curricular activities etc. When an absent parent doesn't adequately contribute to the support of their child then the custodial parent has to pick up the slack. Which typically means a 2nd and sometimes 3rd job. Now, because the responsible parent is working all the time to provide a financially stable life, the child is workout either parent. The non custodial parent won't work a 2nd job because they're afraid a portion will go to support. Quit with this derogatory "you spread your legs" bs. Last time I checked it took a man AND a woman to conceive a child. I don't care if its the mother or the father that has custody. BOTH parents are financially responsible. Keep in mind that a lot of state assistance goes to single parents BECAUSE of an absent parent who does not contribute. Get every dime you are entitled to for your child. Cause in the end that's all that matters.
Bla Bla Bla o poor me, o i have to work two jobs. O welcome to the real world. You have a kid you spread your legs that your problem. So what a guy got a dick. You couldnt get preggo without 1 so lets be real here. The person just said 200 aint shit to them, so why do they need it so much????
spread um

Erie, PA

#47 May 8, 2013
And if money aint the object why does she need a cheap good lawyer. Why is it she dont even know if the second kid is hers. So how many guys where you sleepin with at the same time. I mean if it so difficult to know who your kids father is because you sleep with so many. Actually pretty funny lol Hahhaha. O and how much of the money will actually go to the child realistically? None ?????

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