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The custodial parent is the parent with custody/guardianship of the child.

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Q: What constitutes custodial parent in reference to child support?
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Does a non custodial parent have to pay child support to primary custodial parent if the custodial parent is uneployed?

Yes, you do have to pay child support.

Is unemployment of the custodial parent used to determine child support?

No. Support amounts are based upon the income and assets of the non custodial parent. The amount is not increased because the custodial parent is not employed because the money is for the support of the child not the custodial parent.

Does non custodial parent have to pay child support if the custodial parent doesn't want it?

Well no, but if the custodial parent need benefits or financial support form the state the non-custodial parent will be asked by the state for child support. Parents are first responsible to support their child.

What constitutes abandonment by a non custodial parent who has not paid court ordered child support nor seen the child in 5 years?


Does a child have to live with custodial parent in order for custodial parent to receive support?


Does the custodial parent have to work to get child support in Virginia?

No, the custodial parent does not have to work to get their support. The support goes from the child's other biological parent.Ê

If a non-custodial parent refuses to pay child support can the custodial parent stop visitation?

custodial parent should take it to court. if the custodial parent keeps the child away from the non custodial parent then the custodial parent could do jail time

What if a non-custodial parent is paying child support to a custodial parent for a child who does not even live with the custodial parent?

Contact your child support office or court that issued the child support order and request a modification of the child support order.

Do the non-custodial parent have to pay child support if he or she gives full custody?

If the non-custodial parent becomes the custodial parent they do not have to pay child support. It's the non-custodial who pay to the custodial who is the one who takes care of the child every day.

Can a custodial parent seek child support payments from the non custodial parent's new spouse if non custodial parent is unemployed?

No. She has no legal responsibility to support the children. Only the biological parents have any responsibility for child support.

When a custodial parent dies is child support from a non custodial parent still due?

Of course. Unless the non-custodial parent takes sole custody, the non-custodial parent is still responsible for paying child support to whomever the child goes to. There is no reason the death of a parent should terminate the other parent's child support obligation.

If custodial parent doesnt want child support does non custodial parent lose parental rights?


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