Can a father not pay child support if the order is not finalized?
Although a father has a moral obligation to support his child he is not legally responsible for payment until there has been a support order issued by the court.
If you're in the US, it is now too late for you to challenge paternity. The time to do that was before the child support order was finalized. Read More
It is not clear from your question whether you are the father of the child. If you are the father of the child, you are legally obligated to pay child support if a child support order has been entered by a court. If you are not the father of the child but are living with the child's mother you are not obligated to pay child support. Read More
Yes, the father does have to pay child support married or not. As long as you ARE the father. If the father is ordered to pay child support by the court, then that order stands until the child is emancipated or if the order is modified. Read More
No. The step father has no legal standing on which to sue for child support. Read More
If the biological father just got the order to pay for the child support and now the custodial perant's spouse wants to adopt the 2 year old till what moment does the father has to pay child support?
In most jurisdictions world-wide, adoption terminates the responsibility of the biological parent(s) to pay support. This is effective from the start of the adoption. Technically, it is effective at the instant the court order for the adoption is signed. While the adoption process is underway, but not finalized, the biological parent(s) is still obliged to maintain the child. Read More
Yes a child can sue a parent for unpaid child support if there was a child support order. Read More
If the child lives with father but the mother received custody in the divorce does father still pay the mother child support?
If the divorce ordered the father to pay support, he owes that support until/unless the order is modified. Read More
How long does an adult child have to sue for back child support if a child support order was never issued?
Your mother should have pursued your father in court for child support when you were young. In most jurisdictions you have no legal standing to sue your father for child support now, and especially if there was no original child support order. If there was an order at some time your mother may be able to sue for arrears but that seems not to be the case. Read More
An unmarried father cannot "choose" to not pay child support. The laws in every state require that a father pay for the support of his child. The mother must bring an action to the appropriate court so that a child support order can be established. Visitation rights are separate and a father can have visitation rights established by the court. Visitation rights are not dependent on paying child support. Read More
I doubt there were many child support laws back then. Normally, only the custodial parent of the child can file for child support, not the actual child. Read More
It depends. Assuming the courts have ordered child support, then not paying child support violates that order and the father can be arrested. Read More
The father of the unborn child is obligated to pay child support once parentage is established through the voluntary acknowledgement of the male or by an order of the court. The father of the pregnant daughter has no legal obligation to support her child, but does have a legal obligation to support her until she reaches the age of majority for the state in which she resides or the terms of a standing child support… Read More
In order to pay child support there would've been a DNA test taken to determine that you really are the father. If you can prove you are not the father with a new DNA test you can go to court and stop the child support. If the mother refuses to help with the DNA test you can get a court order for it. Read More
Is it legal for a mother to collect child support while the father is living with her and the child?
It depends on the state. In most states the father would still be required to pay child support, even though he is living with the mother and the child. However, if the father was financially supporting the mother and child, it's likely that the courts would suspend the child support order. Read More
Do you need to pay child support if you have an intervention order stopping you from seeing the child?
Yes, you will still have to pay child support because you are the mother or father of the child, and that makes you still pay child support. Read More
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As long as a child support order exist, yes. But, he should file a motion to modify the order. Read More
If noncustodial father has a second child and never remarries can he have his child support order reduce in pa?
If the father of your child has another child by someone will the courts or child support enforcement reduce my support of my child. ? Are there any special circumstances if the father of my child never married me or this other person.? Can I still persue increases of child support even though the man has another child? Sincerely. Which child comes first in Chicago ILLinois Read More
If the father is paying child support to the mother and the child is living with the father. does he still pay child support?
This depends on a couple of things, the state you are in and what your court order says. If the child is living full time with one parent it is the other parent who pays child support. However, if the child is living with the father for the summer (summer possession) the father will still continue to pay the mother child support even though the child temporarily is living with the father. The reason for… Read More
Visitation is not a reward or a prize he has to pay to see his child, or for the child to have access to his father. It's a parental right and a separate issue from child support and custody. You can not violate the court order for visitation. To address the child support issue you must file a motion for contempt against the father for his failure to pay child support. The court and the… Read More
If the father has visitation rights and has not seen the child can you get full custody and receive child support?
How does he have any visitation rights with a custody and child support order? Read More
If the mother requests a paternity test and you are determined to be the father the court will enter a child support order and you will be required to pay. If the mother requests a paternity test and you are determined to be the father the court will enter a child support order and you will be required to pay. If the mother requests a paternity test and you are determined to be the father… Read More
it all depends on state that you live in, however, a father has a right to see his children despite his history of child support payments. the mother cannot legally refuse to allow the father to the child or children due to lack of support, unless there is a court order or restraining order that legally allows her to withold visitation. Paying child support and visitation rights have nothing to do with each other.Just because… Read More
No, in order for a lawsuit for child support arrearages to be valid the support order needs to have been in affect before the child reached the age of majority. Read More
No. Your custodial parent must file a complaint for a child support order in the family court in your jurisdiction. Read More
Yes, if the order or the State in which the order was entered provides for support after 18 (e.g., for college), or the child is severely disabled. Read More
A father has no right to "take the child from the mother" under any circumstances. Custody is determined by a court order. Obviously, in this case, the court has established a child support order and a custody order. Generally, the father must provide evidence that the mother is unfit in order to obtain custody through the court. Paying child support doesn't give any right to take the child from its mother. Read More
As a matter of law, no. As a matter of morality, yes - but pay by check and memo them "child support." Read More
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 based on state child support guidelines. In addition, once paternity has been established the father has the right to petition for a visitation schedule. If the father fails… Read More
Child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. If there is a court order for the father to pay child support to the mother, and he gets the children after, he must pay child support until he gets the court order changed, usually by filing a complaint for modification in the original court. Read More
If a child support order was issued against you and you have doubts whether you are the father of the child then you can request a DNA test through the court. You should act immediately. If a child support order was issued against you and you have doubts whether you are the father of the child then you can request a DNA test through the court. You should act immediately. If a child support order… Read More
You are a father who is paying child support and seeking physical custody of your child who already resides with you Are you still responsible to pay her child support?
Yes, until you have filed and had approved an order to modify the existing support order. Read More
Yes. Child support orders are not seasonal since a child's right to be supported by their father is not limited according to the season. A child's needs and rights do not end in the summer. The child support order must be followed. Read More
Yes, if the order is still in effect. He must obey the child support order or he will be found in contempt of a court order. If his income has decreased he can petition the court to modify the child support order. Read More
The father was held in civil contempt for not paying child support but the mother never received a judge's order what can she do?
The order goes to child support enforcement to persecute. Read More
It doesn't matter to whom you are married as long as the father is listed on the birth cerificate. You need to go down to your local family court courthouse and obtain the paperwork to file for a child support hearing. Then you will go through that process, with or without a lawyer, and a child support order will be issued and then the father will be legally responsible to pay you child support. Read More
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If a mother has custody of a child can she waive child support and move without consent of the father?
Child support may be waived only with the consent of the court/agency that entered the order. The divorce or support order may contain language about moving the child. Read More
The father has the right to visit with his child unless the court issues an order to the opposite. Read More
Of course not. The father must be named in the petition to establish paternity so the court will know who to notify. An order for DNA testing and subsequent child support order cannot be issued against an unnamed person. Read More
You must obtain a child support order from the court of jurisdiction in your area and then file a contempt in that court if he defaults on the child support payments. It is not easy to pursue a father who won't pay but your child deserves to be supported by both parents and you can get help if you are persistent. Read More
That depends on the child support laws of your state and how long you have been the legal or presumed father. In most states if you have been the legal father for at least four years it does not matter if you are not the child's biological father. You will still be held to be the child's legal father and required to pay child support unless you can locate the child's biological father. You have… Read More
In Colorado what are the laws for a mother who has not attempted to see her child in eight years and ordered to pay the father child support?
It is just like if the father did not see the child. He would have to pay child support. Visitation and custody are 2 separate things in the court system. Whether a parent sees a child or not, support is usually still issued. If the judge signed a support order and it is not payed, that parent can go to jail for unpayed child support. Read More
Will you be able to get a child's father for back child support now although you did not request it on your initial child support order?
If you file for modification of the original order and it is granted, yes. Read More
If there is no support order, then he does not have to pay. If there is an order, he can be held in contempt of court and jailed. Read More
Can the father who is on ssi have child support lowered for a child that is on ssd for his own dissability?
This answers depends on the state in which the order is filed. Some states allow for this to cause a modification in child support. Check out your states child support guidelines. Read More
If you have gone to family court to get an order for child support you will. Don't wait for the father to volunteer to give you money. Get it in writing through the courts and if he doesn't pay he can be arrested. Read More
Yes, but it might take a court order. Single fathers have no rights to see the child without an order, plus if a child support order is not in place, you better get it done. see links Read More
Ideally, when the court order states it is to start. Read More
If he has a visitation order, yes. Read More