No, child support is not tax deductible by the payer.
If you are filing as married and the child's other parent does not claim them, or is disallowed from claiming them.
If the court has given costudy of the child to you and the child lives with you and you are the provider, but the other parent claims the child on his/hers taxes, this is illigal. Not only you can sue, but you need to report this person to the IRS and let them deal with him.
Typically, the caretaker is the custodian.
They have to pay child support to one another.
I meant to say "from the other parent" not "for the other parent"
No. Child support is owed to the parent or other caretaker with whom the child lives.
You may since sole custody implies the child lives with that parent 100% of the time. With joint custody the child may dwell with the other parent for part of the time or with one parent all of the time with visitations for the other parent. It depends on the details and the state child support guidelines.
i think you can
No, but parents do it anyway, as well as claim abduction.