Generally, yes. However, custody is a complicated issue and is generally determined by a judge.
Generally there are two types of custody addressed by courts:
One parent has the right to make any decisions that affect the child.
Both parents have the right to be involved in decisions regarding the child.
The child resides with one parent who is said to have primary physical custody. The other parent may or may not have visitation rights pursuant to a visitation schedule either issued by the court or arranged by the parents.
Arrangements are designed that provide the child will spend 50% of their time with each parent. Child support is modified based on this time split and the differences between their incomes.
Generally the phrase full custody is used casually to refer to a parent with sole legal and physical custody. Sole legal custody means that the parent has the right to make all decisions that affect the child. That includes such things as where the child resides, attends school, medical treatment, etc. Joint legal custody means the parents both have an equal right to make decisions regarding the child and one must consult the other before making important decisions. Primary physical custody refers to the parent with whom the child resides the majority of the time.
Yes the father would still have to pay child support if he did not have custody of the child and the mother did not work.
Yes, as long as you have custody of the child/children. Just as the mother can choose for the father to PAY child support.
If the mother is raising the child and the father has custody the mother should return to court and petition for custody and child support, especially if this is a matter of control. She should consult with an attorney or other legal advocate.
No, child support and child visitation are two different matters. Neither a father nor a mother can be denied visitation based on the fact that they are not paying child support.
If the divorce ordered the father to pay support, he owes that support until/unless the order is modified.
The father does, since the mother is paying her share towards the children in the form of child support.
Yes, if the courts say so.
Any mother can go to court in the US to claim child support form the father for a child she is caring for. Babies are not born by spontaneous combustion. The father is as responsible for the child's welfare as is the mother. If the child is living with the father and custody given to the father, the mother is liable for child support, too.
Unless the father has his parental rights terminated, of course he needs to support his child -
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.
No, if the mother voluntarily gives cutody to someone else, she can no longer be paid child support because she no longer has custody of the child. What happens now is the father can obtain custody because he does have rights or the person who has custody and have legal guardianship can file for assistance in which child support can be included or filed.
Yes. If the father has sole custody or physical custody the mother will be required to pay child support under normal circumstances. Both parents are responsible for supporting their children.