Yes. Child support is for the "custodial parent". If you are not living at home with your custodial parent, then they are no longer eligible to receive child support. However, the non-custodial parent can request a modification if the child is no longer living with the custodial parent and that includes a change of custody. A 17 yr old is not emancipated in Texas, unless proper procedures through the courts have taken place. If that is the case, then the custodial parent and child are no longer eligible for child support.
No, a non-custodial parent cannot refuse to send a child home if their visiting times are outlined in a court document. If the non-custodial parent does that, it is contempt of court and they could get fined and even do jail time.
Yes, if it's the home of the other parent.
Yes, until the court order is modified.
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That parent would be in violation of a court order, so yes, they would be in trouble. The adult makes the decisions, not the child. The child should be put into a car and driven home.
That depends on what agreement you have with the custodial parent. If it's a hot topic I would suggest the custodial parent deal with it.
When they move out of the custodial parent's home see links
The income of a spouse of a custodial parent, can be used in determing a portion of the child support. Because the spouse of a custodial parent is most likely contributing to the expense of the house, utilities and such, the non custodial parent may be intitled to a reduction in support.. this is usually a case that has to be heard by a judge. the income of a non custodial spouse can not be used as they are not contributing to the expenses of the home the children live in. If you think about it, this makes sense. a non custodial parent is paying their share based on the over all expense of the custodial parents home and income.. if the custodial parent is not paying for a portion of those expenses, then an non custodial parent should not have to pay them either.
It depends on the state, but most states have a certain age set where the child can decide which parent they want to live with. Usually, it is around 13 or 14, but it can be different. If your child hasn't reached that set age, then they must continue to live with the custodial parent.