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Support and Custody are separate. So yes if you are behind on child support you can still petition the court for joint legal custody. You would need to show some significant change in circumstances from when the current custody order was entered. However, your failure to pay child support would not compel the judge to rule in your favor since you have shown yourself to be unreliable, irresponsible and in contempt of a court order.

You will have to explain your failure to pay court ordered child support to the judge. The amount you owe doesn't go away. Back child support can be taken out of your wages or out of your tax return.

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Q: Can you get joint custody if you are not paid up on child support?
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Can a father of a child sue for child support if he does not have custody of that child?

Of course not. Child support payments are paid over to the parent with legal physical custody.


How do i receive child support from both parents?

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If a mother gives 6 month joint temp custody of her daughter to her son can she take her back before the custody is over legally?

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Will a parent win custody of a child and get child support if they did not get custody of a different child from a previous marriage and is behind on that child's support?

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Does shared physical custody with grandparents affect child support paid to custodial parent?

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Does the child get the child support if the child is not living at either parent?

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Can a father gain joint custody if he is in the rears in child support 9000 dollars?

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What happens if custody is split can he drop child support?

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Does losing guardianship stop child support payments?

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