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Answered 2007-01-16 22:59:17

If a minor child is being abused or neglected, the obligated parent paying the child support can (and should) request an investigation by the state's department of child protective services. The court does not monitor the use of child support monies if the child has not been neglected, abused or is living in an environment which could be considered unsuitable. For example, if the minor child is not receiving necessities, food, clothing, medical care, education, and so forth; and it can be proven that the custodial parent used the support money for drugs, gambling, alcohol, etc. there could be grounds for prosecution of that individual and the minor would in all likelihood be made a "ward of the state".

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