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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.

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Q: In Texas if the mother has custody of the children and goes to prison does the father still have to pay child support?
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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.


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

The father does, since the mother is paying her share towards the children in the form of child support.


Can an mother from Portugal get child support from portuguese kids?

The parent would get support from the children's father--only while the children are in her custody as minors.


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.


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

Single mothers have sole custody by default. Married mother must address it with the court. Non-custodial mothers can still get a child support award from the father.


Who has custody of children born out of wedlock in state of Colorado?

The mother. The father have to prove paternity in court and petition for visitation or custody. He can then also pay child support.


Can a mother get a police officer and take children from father?

If she has custody of the kids. Legal custody.


Can a father offer the mother money to have custody of children?

yes


How can a father get custody of his children from there birth mother?

A father can get custody of the children if it can be demonstrated that that is in the best interest of the child. The father being the primary caregiver would help.


If a mother has no job or a unstable job history can a father go for full custody?

If the mother has interrupted her career more than the father for her children, surely she has the better argument for custody? Custody should depend on how the children are treated, not on how hard the mother found it/finds it to get a job. The father would probably have to work less when they have custody of the children anyway.


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.


Father and mother never married children born in Florida father now lives in Georgia does he have to legitimize them in Georgia to have them come live with him?

If the children live with their mother in Florida and the father never established his paternity legally, a Georgia court would have no jurisdiction over the children. Their mother has sole legal custody. If the father wants to establish his "parental rights" he will need to establish his paternity where the children are domiciled. Once he has established that he is their father he can request joint custody or a visitation order and the mother can request a child support order if the children are to remain in her physical custody.If the parties want to make the change in custody by consent of the parties he should consult with an attorney to determine how that can be accomplished.If the children live with their mother in Florida and the father never established his paternity legally, a Georgia court would have no jurisdiction over the children. Their mother has sole legal custody. If the father wants to establish his "parental rights" he will need to establish his paternity where the children are domiciled. Once he has established that he is their father he can request joint custody or a visitation order and the mother can request a child support order if the children are to remain in her physical custody.If the parties want to make the change in custody by consent of the parties he should consult with an attorney to determine how that can be accomplished.If the children live with their mother in Florida and the father never established his paternity legally, a Georgia court would have no jurisdiction over the children. Their mother has sole legal custody. If the father wants to establish his "parental rights" he will need to establish his paternity where the children are domiciled. Once he has established that he is their father he can request joint custody or a visitation order and the mother can request a child support order if the children are to remain in her physical custody.If the parties want to make the change in custody by consent of the parties he should consult with an attorney to determine how that can be accomplished.If the children live with their mother in Florida and the father never established his paternity legally, a Georgia court would have no jurisdiction over the children. Their mother has sole legal custody. If the father wants to establish his "parental rights" he will need to establish his paternity where the children are domiciled. Once he has established that he is their father he can request joint custody or a visitation order and the mother can request a child support order if the children are to remain in her physical custody.If the parties want to make the change in custody by consent of the parties he should consult with an attorney to determine how that can be accomplished.


If a father gave full custody of the children to the mother on their divorce papers what right does the father still have to see his children or share custody?

You have the visitation rights that were established in the divorce, and you have no custody rights.


Why would a birth mother be getting served papers from her kids uncle if she hasn't had custody for 7 yrs?

If he has custody of the children he may be petitioning the court for a child support order against the mother.If he has custody of the children he may be petitioning the court for a child support order against the mother.If he has custody of the children he may be petitioning the court for a child support order against the mother.If he has custody of the children he may be petitioning the court for a child support order against the mother.


Do you have custody if children live with you?

Depends on the circumstances. If you are a single father, without court orders, the mother still has sole custody and control. If married, you have possession, however if you file for child support, you have a presumption of custody.


Children live with father but mother has custody do you still have to pay support?

Until changed, the current orders remain valid. see my profile


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 the father does not pay child support for more then a year can the mother get full custody or can she get the father's parental rights revoked?

Yes as the father has become a defaulter then the mother can get full custody and have the parental rights of the father revoked.


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.


Does mother have to pay child support if father has custody?

Yes, if the courts say so.


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

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.


Does that father have to pay child support if he loses joint legal custody?

The fathers financial responsibility to his children does not end because the courts have decided that custody should go exclusively to the mother or others.


Can a divorced mother with minor children have her partner live in her house without the consent of the children's father who has joint custody in Illinois?

She does not need father's permission to have someone else live with her, but it opens the door for the ex to go back to court for custody or to reduce child support.


Can the mother take the children out of state if the parents are not married and there has been no custody appointed?

If the father of the children has not paid child support and showed no interest in this particular manner (not just good enough he shows up at the door to see the children) then yes, the mother has every right to move where she wants. If the father has been paying support and can prove it, then it's best to seek legal counsel and he should get part custody of the children.


If the mother doesnt work but has less custody then the father does the father have to pay child support?

Do what the court says, but fight for it.