Having no income is not a reason for making a change in custody. The father should be paying child support so the mother has some income coming into the home.
Yes, if the father is not given custody he will be obligated to keep paying support to whomever the court awards custody or guardianship of the children.
The father does, since the mother is paying her share towards the children in the form of child support.
No, she should be paying it.
Well, if he's paying child support, that means she has custody of at least one child who is under 18. So, by law, no, it is illegal for the mother to move out of state without telling the father.
Yes. He would have to petition the court for custody.
If the father have visitation, shared custody or paying child support she will need his and the courts consent.
The father has to have the court's consent to cease paying child support.
A husband only pays child support if he does not have custody of the child. If he is paying spousal support, it is only supposed to be temporary until the wife can become financially stable.
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.
My answer to that would be 'No'. The father is responsible for providing child-support regardless of who has custody of the child; at least until the age of 18.
If the father has no legal custody, but is paying child support, he should be at least told. It's his child, too. The parents divorced each other - they did not divorce themselves from the child.