Children and the Law
Child Support

If your 16-year-old daughter is pregnant is her 17-year old boyfriend responsible for paying child support?

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2006-09-05 17:54:05

His parents will be responsible until he turns 18 years of age.

By the time you take him to court, he will probably be of age and

it will all be on him, financially and morally. * In most

instances, no. The parents could not be held legally or financially

responsible in such a situation. Generally the court will spindle

any support petition until the minor reaches the age of majority

and then review the case, at which time it will be decided if

support should be ordered and any arrearages assessed. In all US

states the father's paternity must be established when it concerns

a child born out-of-wedlock before the court will address any other


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