answersLogoWhite
Custody
Children and the Law
Child Support

If the father of a child gets married and owes back child support can the new spouse be obligated to pay his back child support even if the father was never married to the mother of the child?

141516

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2011-09-12 21:33:16
2011-09-12 21:33:16

I'M in the same situation. I was told that the spouse is not held responsible for your child even if she is married to your child's father and he isn't supporting the child. Eventually he will get locked up and his license will get suspended.

AnswerNo, you have no legal obligation to support the biological child of your spouse. However, depending upon what state you live in, property owned jointly can be subject to a lien or seizure for back support payments. Whether or not a marriage took place between the biological parents is irrelevant when it pertains to the support of the child/children. That is based on the assumption that paternity was established to the satisfaction of the court or the father voluntarily accepted the parental obligations.
12

Related Questions

User Avatar

The father of the child (whether he was ever legally married to the child's mother or not) is obligated to pay the child support. His new spouse cannot be LEGALLY obligated to pay it since she has no part in the action at all, but there is no bar to her helping her husband pay it if she wishes to do so.

User Avatar

It is not clear from your question whether you are the father of the child. If you are the father of the child, you are legally obligated to pay child support if a child support order has been entered by a court. If you are not the father of the child but are living with the child's mother you are not obligated to pay child support.

User Avatar

The spouse is not obligated to pay but your incomes may be taken into account when they determine how much he pays every month on his back child support.

User Avatar

No,the same rules apply wether you are the father or the mother you are not obligated to pay support.

User Avatar

The parent either mother or father is obligated to pay child support until that child/children turn 18 years old.

User Avatar

If the father is not married to the mother your mum doesn't have to pay a single penny

User Avatar

Marriage of the mother, father or child have no relationship to the collection of a debt.

User Avatar

If you mean, the child's mother (ex-wife) has custody, the child's father (ex-husband) is obligated or potentially obligated for support.

User Avatar

For herself, it can affect the percentage of extras she's obligated to carry.

User Avatar

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.

User Avatar

Yes , the biological father will be held legally responsible for the support of his child .

User Avatar

The non custodial parent pays child support. If the father has custody of the child then the mother pays child support and vice versa. If the father is the non custodial parent and is in school he is still obligated to pay child support whether he is unemployed or not. The only thing that can relinquish a support order is if the parent is incarcerated and not receiving an income, if you sign over your rights ( which in some cases you might still be obligated to pay ) or if you die.

User Avatar

Yes, he was married to Mother Teresa's mother.

User Avatar

He has the right to pay child support and petition for visitation.

User Avatar

1) to pay support; 2) to petition the courts for visitation

User Avatar

Yes, the father does have to pay child support married or not. As long as you ARE the father. If the father is ordered to pay child support by the court, then that order stands until the child is emancipated or if the order is modified.

User Avatar

The father should contact the clerk of the court where the support order was enacted for information on how to rectify the situation. Even if the mother has agreed to stop support payments it is not legally binding until the court issues an order stating such. If the father is in arrears he will most likely be obligated to pay the amount before the court considers ending support obligations. Likewise, if the support payments have been made through the state's social services it may not be possible for the mother to or father to engage in the action canceling support obligations.

User Avatar

Unless the daughter is still living with her mother, the father might be able to get the court to terminate support on the grounds that the daughter is emancipated.

User Avatar

This depends on the state. In some, if the man is not the father, he's not obligated to pay, while in others he is. If he is the father, he's obligated to pay in nearly every state, plus all court costs. see relate link on post cases

User Avatar

Depends on specific states laws as they apply to child support and the welfare of the child. If the mother married a sex offender, should the father know?


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.