Does a father have legal rights to care for a child after 16 years of no support after the mother dies?

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At 16 it is the childs' choice. The errant father certainly has no legal rights to the child. Answer Laws pertaining to child custody are set by the state in which the minor and his/her custodial parent or legal guardian have established residency. Although a father has not been involved the child's life it does not automatically exclude him from filing a custody petition. Parental rights can only be terminated in two ways, voluntarily or by order of a court of jurisdiction. As long as the child is deemed a minor pursuant to the laws of the state of residency, age is not a factor. In most cases the judge presiding over a custody hearing would take into account the wishes of a sixteen years old.
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What are the rights of fathers who now take care of their children but still pay child support?

Answer . \nIf you and your ex both have the children it is not unusual for the father to pay child support. Don't forget, the ex has to go to work to provide for those children in most cases and that is a large cost. There is day care for the children, buying clothes, schooling, food, etc. It' (MORE)

If a father has custody of his 18-year-old daughter and she wants to move out is the father still obligated to take care of her and does her mother still pay child support?

Answer . \nIn the majority of states the age of emancipation is 18, if that is the case, the young lady would be of legal age to move where she choses. However, because she has not finished high school the child support order might be remain valid as long as she resides with a parent or legal gua (MORE)

If your son's biological father has never seen him or talked to him and has not paid child support does he have any legal rights to him after 9 years?

Answer . No! It's to your advantage to take this to court. You want to have it on paper. I don't think much of mothers and fathers (married or not) who ditch their kids, and he doesn't deserve to see this child. However, you have to ask yourself if your child would benefit from knowing his/he (MORE)

If the father of a 2-year-old little girl signs over his rights to the mother does he still have to pay child support?

Answer . Relinquishment of custodial rights and voluntary termination of parental rights are different issues. A parent who wishes to be relieved of the legal and financial responsibility of a child must file a petition in the circuit court in the county of residence requesting parental rights be (MORE)

What rights does a 22-year-old father have if the mother of the child is 16?

He already stands a chance of being arrested and charged with statutory rape so his rights became limited when he decided to sleep with the child. He should get a lawyer soon because anyone can report this relationship (a neighbor, teacher, parents, etc) to the county prosecutor. If we ignore the (MORE)

What legal rights does a 16-year-old father have to his unborn child?

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Can a mother seek child support after 16 years of not pursuing it?

Answer . \nYes, if in cases of unmarried persons paternity has been established.\n. \nIf pataernity is uncertain then it will be required by the court before a petition for child support can be addressed.\n. \nCollection of child support for years passed is only possible if there was a valid c (MORE)

If the mother leaves her child and husband and the husband takes over the care of the child who has legal rights to that child and does the father have to pay child support to the mother?

Answer . If a mother leaves her children in her husbands care and leaves the marital home then he owes her no child support. In fact she owes him child support. They have joint custody of the children until a court decides otherwise and unless there is a good reason it would continue that way. H (MORE)

What rights does a father have when he pays child support and the mother does not let him see the child?

Answer . Regardless of whether child support has been paid, the NCP has the right to visitation as it is designated in the custody agreement, even if the custodial parent has "sole custody".. The father should refer to his custody order for the child(ren). Depending on the division of custody, (MORE)

If a 16 old girl is pregnant does her father stop paying child support to the mother and can the 16 year old collect child support from the boyfriend in the state of kansas boyfriend is 18yrs old?

Answer . No and No. This is ludicrous at the very best. The father is paying child support because of a court ordered decree when he and his ex-spouse ended their marriage. The father continues paying until the daughter attains the age of 18. To expect the 16 year old boy (also a child in a (MORE)

Am you legally bound to pay child support for your 16 year old pregnant daughter in Kansas who has moved out of her mothers house?

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Does a 16 year old father have to support his child finandialy?

16 year old is a way kid, not a father. Those impregnated kids are making their own situation and never say sorry about what they did, never think they are useless, nothing but a problem to society and God, so those kids should know everybody think they should be dead by putting them into death sent (MORE)

Does the father have to have visitation rights in order for the mother to get child support?

Child support and visitation rights are two separate issues and they are addressed separately. The father's paternity must be legally established in court if the parents are unmarried and the mother seeks child support. Once paternity has been established, the court will issue a child support order (MORE)

Can a mother wave her right to child support even if the father owes child support?

If the mother isn't receiving any kind of assistance from the government, she can waive the right to child support from the father, but it wouldn't be in the child's best interest. Child support is the child's right, not the mother's. If the mother were really well off financially, or if she didn't (MORE)

If the mother deprive the father the right to see his child and he pays child support what are will the courts do for legal relief for him?

If the father has visitation rights and the mother refuses to allow the father those rights, then the father can sue the mother in a civil contempt proceeding. If she doesn't have a good reason for disallowing the visitation then she can be held in contempt of court. There are various remedies inclu (MORE)

Can an 18 year old mother sue the 16 year old father of her baby for child support if he won't help with the baby?

No he is a minor just like that baby will be. That boys mother has all control of him. If he got arrested he cant go to jail because he is a minor. Its his choice not to take care of it. The person who gave this answer is an idiot and I'm surprised they can even work a computer. 16 year olds go (MORE)

If a father is paying child support and health insurance on children but has had no contact with mother or children since the children were born what are his legal rights?

He has the exact same rights to the child as the mother does. Don't let the mother or ANYONE tell him any different. All he needs to do is contact an attorney or legal help service and file a parenting plan. They will guide him through the legal rights to help serve a parenting plan giving him the (MORE)

If a mother has legal and physical custody of a child and if she dies and leaves her child to her mother in her will can the child's father obtain custody of the baby or will her mother?

United States State laws vary widely in the United States but in almost every state the biological parent has sole rights to custody of the child. If a custodial parent dies the surviving natural parent will normally be granted custody of the child unless they have already been deemed an unfit (MORE)

In Texas. Does a father have to pay child support if he was served 11 years later and wants to give up his rights but the mother is receiving assistance?

Yes, though generally the retroactive amount is limited to five years, if she's been on assistance longer than that, Welfare could attempt override the limit. You cannot give up your rights without someone else adopting, but even if approved, you would still owe the 11 years. Judge David Grey Ross, (MORE)

The fathers name is not on the birth certificate and he has not paid child support for 16 years. Does he have any right to the child?

If he can prove that he is the biological father of the child, he can seek custody or visitation rights, regardless of whether or not he is on the birth certificate or paying child support. In fact, if he is the biological father he can legally have his name added to the birth certificate. However, (MORE)

What happens to child support payments if the mother dies and the child will not live with the father?

In simplest terms, the child support goes with the child. Most often it is not a matter of the child's choice with whom he will live. If the father has been making child support payments to the mother, and the mother dies, but the father still retains parental rights, the child automatically goes to (MORE)

Can a mother take fathers rights to a minor child if he is paying child support?

If you're the father, and the mother is attempting to deny you visitation rights, you need to get a lawyer and take it to court. If you're the mother, and you'd like to deny the father visitation rights, you need to get a lawyer and take it to court. Child support is an entirely separate issue. It (MORE)

What if mother does not want child support or father to parental rights?

Each state has their own way of handling paternity, but in Indiana (and probably most other states) the father can petition for paternity, and then file for custody, child support, and parenting time. Basically, if the father wants to be a part of his child's life - then he has a legal right to p (MORE)

What happens to the child support payments when the mother of the child dies and the father has legal joint custody?

Presumably the father will take full custody of the child and he should notify the court of the death so the child support order can be terminated. Presumably the father will take full custody of the child and he should notify the court of the death so the child support order can be terminated. Pr (MORE)

Does a biological father have to pay child support to the biological mother if she doesn't have legal custody?

The answer to this question is very delicate, for two reasons. First, a lot of people use the terms "support" and "custody" without fully understanding that the legal meanings of those words are not necessarily the same as their meaning in ordinary use. Second, each state has its own laws, so we can (MORE)

Who has legal right over the child the mother or father?

The answer depends on many factors including the laws in your jurisdiction and marital status. Generally: . If married both parents have equal parental rights over the child. . In the case of a divorce, if the parents cannot agree on a custody arrangement the court will issue a custody order ba (MORE)

What rights does a father have if the mother of his unborn child leaves the state and denies him the right to care for his child and then comes back 6 years later suing for child support?

He has to prove paternity in court to get his parental rights. He can then petition for custody, visitation and pay child support and also petition to sign the birth certificate. He could have done this 6 years ago when the child was born. The mother cannot deny him his parental rights. Now he will (MORE)