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No. Courts routinely award child support in cases where the parents have joint custody.

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Q: Do you have to have sole custody to get child support?
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Do you have to pay support if you get sole custody of your child?

If you owe any back child support, that will still be due.


Can you gain sole custody of a child by receiving child support?

Depends on circumstances. A single mother has a presumption of sole custody at the time of the birth of the child. Where married parents are separated, there is a presumption of joint physical custody whether or not support is ordered.


Sole custody and child support?

Sole custody is when only 1 parent has the right to choose where their child goes to school, which doctor they see, and what religion they partake in. Child support is the money that the non-custodial parent will pay to help support the child.


If an unwed mother has sole custody can she still get child support in California?

YES, a woman can file for child support and not address custody in the courts, but a man can not request visitation time without the subject of child support being addressed. All single mother have sole custody by default, in 49 states.


Who is eligible for child support?

This is interpretive as even sole custody fathers can be obligated to pay.


Can you get child support if you have sole custody?

Yes, it will be calculated by percentage between both parents.


IN the state of Missouri does an unwed mother automatically have legal custody of the child?

Sole custody and control. Father has nothing except a child support obligation.


Will the mother get sole legal custody of the child if the parents were never married and he hasn't seen the child over 4 years?

She already has sole legal custody as an unmarried mother. He can petition for visitation and pay child support.


Can dad change custody order to an equal shared parental responsibility and pay no child support?

The child support amount would depend on the difference in income. Even sole custody fathers are ordered to pay child support.


Who pays child support when no legal custody has been established?

Determining child support has only one goal which is to determine medical, financial and daycare support. Custody is NOT determined when child support is established. To establish child support you have to go to court. Otherwise if the mother was unwed and paternity/custody is not established she automatically has sole custody which entitles you to pay her child support but you are not entitled to visitation, school/dr records etc unless she gives them to you... If custody is not established then the mother has custody


In ms can mother be awarded child support with joint physical custody?

Even sole custody fathers can be ordered to pay child support, when they earn more than the mother. see links


Is the child state property if the parents are not legally married?

No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.

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