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Should be, but only 15% of custodial fathers get a child support order, of which only 5% receive anything, while another 9% are still required to pay child support to the mother.

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Does the father of a child have to pay support if the mother does not work?

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.


Can a mother chose for the father not to pay child support?

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 father has custody but the mother raises the child can the mother get partial custody of the child?

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.


If a father has custody can he keep the child from her mother if she is not paying child support?

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.


Is the child state property if the parents are not legally married?

No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.No. A child is no one's property. An unmarried mother has sole custody until the father establishes his paternity in court. Once paternity is established the father can petition for custody and/or visitation and the court can prepare a child support order as necessary if the mother retains sole physical custody.


If the child lives with father but the mother received custody in the divorce does father still pay the mother child support?

If the divorce ordered the father to pay support, he owes that support until/unless the order is modified.


Can a Mexican mother claim child support from a father living in the US?

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If a father pays child support in the state of Georgia can he take the child from the mother?

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.


Does the father still pay child support if the mother voluntarily gives custody to someone else?

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.


Does a father still have to pay child support if the mother is granted sole custody of a child?

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Does the mother have to pay child support?

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.


Can a father work and collect welfare on a child he has shared custody and mom pay child support?

Yes, if the father has more time with the child than the mother, she will owe him child support.


Does the father have custody of a child if he does not sign the birth certificate?

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Father has full custody of children. Mother pays child support for them. Who is responsible for child care expenses?

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

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If spouse takes child out of state against your wishes can she collect child support?

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What legal right do have if the mother is receiving child support for a child that is not in her care?

If you are the father, file for custody. As for the child support, until custody is decided, request the payment be sent to whomever has the child, plus that the mother be ordered to pay. see links below


IN the state of Missouri does an unwed mother automatically have legal custody of the child?

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What happens to the child support payments when the mother of the child dies and the father has legal joint custody?

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If the mother has no income can the father get custody?

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

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