Children and the Law
Child Support

If the biological father just got the order to pay for the child support and now the custodial perant's spouse wants to adopt the 2 year old till what moment does the father has to pay child support?


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In most jurisdictions world-wide, adoption terminates the responsibility of the biological parent(s) to pay support. This is effective from the start of the adoption. Technically, it is effective at the instant the court order for the adoption is signed.

While the adoption process is underway, but not finalized, the biological parent(s) is still obliged to maintain the child.