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Yes. Just because you're not married doesn't mean you're not the child's father, and it's on that basis that child support is ordered. * Additionally, both parents are equally responsible for supporting their child/children. Courts no longer grant custodial rights to the mother simply because she is "the mother". However, the law presumes that an unmarried woman retains sole custody to a child until a court rules otherwise. The father must establish parentage before the court will consider child support, custodial, visitation or other issues

2006-09-29 12:49:37
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If the mother get married does the non custodial father continue to pay child support?

Yes. If he is the father he pays child support.


Can a custodial father seek child support from the mother?

Yes. The custodial father has a right to child support from the mother depending on their respective economic circumstances. Many mothers pay child support.


Does a non-custodial mother have to pay child support to the father?

Yes, if the father is the custodial parent. It works just the same as when the mother is the custodial parent. The non-custodial pay child support based on their income and other factors.


Does the father of a child have to pay child support if he is not married to the mother and wants no custodial rights?

Yes,the dead beat is expected to pay up.


Should custodial FATHERS receive child support?

YES,THEY SHOULD. A CUSTODIAL MOTHER GET'S CHILD SUPPORT WHY WOULDNT THE FATHER. IT WORK'S BOTH WAY'S.


If a mother receives child support does she automatically have custody of the children?

Single mothers have sole custody by default. Married mother must address it with the court. Non-custodial mothers can still get a child support award from the father.


How come a father has to automatically pay for child support and a mother may not if the father is the custodial parent?

A custodial parent may have to pay child support if his income is significantly higher than that of the non-custodial parent based on the non-custodial parent's "parenting time" percentage.


What should the Non custodial father do if the kids have been with him for years living in my house and now the mother tries to get support when they move with her?

In such a case, the non-custodial father should prepare to begin paying child support.


When calculating child support does the father add the mothers income to his then pay the mother 26percent to her?

No. If you are not married you pay child support to the custodial guardian, in this case the mother (?), and they take a 26% (?) out of your income to pay for the child. She is also already spending a % of her income. Since you are not married you do not share a income.


How much do you pay for child support if the father is not married to the mother?

If the father is not married to the mother your mum doesn't have to pay a single penny


Can a non-custodial mother file for child support from the non-custodial father?

No, the person who has the child is the person who gets the child support so she would have to pay child support herself, as well as the father, to the person who has custody of the child.


If a mother has full custody can the father file for child support?

No. If the mother has full custody, the father must pay child support to the mother who is supporting the child. Put simply, the non-custodial parent pays child support to the parent who does have custody.If the custodial parent makes significantly more than the non-custodial parent, the court will not order the non-custodial parent to pay the custodial parent. There are formulas for each state and county that the courts follow. There are also circumstances that do not follow typical guidlines.


Why does father who has custody of two children but still pays non custodial parent child support?

That does not seem right. The father needs to go back to court and get the Judgement altered so that the mother pays the non custodial support.


Does a mother have to pay child support if the father has physical custody of the child?

If mom is a non-custodial parent, it's likely she will have to pay child support.


If a got married can the mother collect back child support from my father?

Marriage of the mother, father or child have no relationship to the collection of a debt.


If the father is custodial parent and the mother loses her job do to her own actions and cant get unemployment can she get child support based on no income when she is capible of making more money?

Child support is for the custodial parent.Be warned though that courts have ordered custodial fathers to pay when the mother make considerably less. This is most common in California.


Can a Noncustodial mother relinquish custody to custodial father?

If the mother is already the non-custodial parent, then the custodial father already has custody. If the question is meant to ask if the mother can give up her parental rights, then you would need to petition the court.


If the custodial parent two children give one of the children back to the father does the father still have to pay child support for the one child that stayed with the mother or are they even?

No, the father has to pay child support for both children. Of course the child that decides to live with him will be treated as he/she were when you were both married, but the child you have will still continue to receive child support by law!


Can custodial parent receiving public assistance stop child support and arrears?

No. If the state is supporting the mother and child the mother has no right to free the father from his responsibility to support his own children. The state will pursue him for child support.


What if father isn't listed on birth certificate but mother wants child support but no visitation rights?

Once paternity is established, the non-custodial parent has the right to request visitation, just as the custodial parent has the right to request support.


If you were never married to the father of your child and there is not a court order for visitation would a judge remove the child from your custody if you move out of state?

No. If there is not a custodial order in place the law presumes that an unmarried mother has full custodial rights to her child and does not need permission from the biological father or the court in matters concerning the child. In addition, when a child is born out-of-wedlock the biological father must establish paternity before custodial, visitation and child support can be addressed.


In California if a non-custodial mother remarries and becomes a stay-at-home mom to a new baby and step children will the courts still make her responsible for full child support?

If the non-custodial mother was responsible for full child support before remarrying, that responsibility will continue until the court says otherwise. The court will consider the financial condition of both the non-custodial mother and of the custodial father in deciding whether to continue to require full child support.


How do you terminate child support if you are a non custodial parent?

You don't. Child support is by definition, the non-custodial parent paying to help cover the child-rearing expenses incurred by the custodial parent. Support payments are set by the court and the court would have to stop it. If the mother remarries and the new father adopts the child with your permission, then the child support stops.


Should the father have to pay child support to mother if child is living with the grandparents in il?

The answer is NO. Child support exists so the custodial parent can get help from the non-custodial parent to pay for the child's expenses like food, clothing, roof over their heads etc. If the Mother is not the custodial parent she is NOT entitled to Child support. So if the grandparents have custody of the child the child support should go to them directly. This have to be modified in the court where the child support was issued.


If the father is raising the children does he still have to pay child support?

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.