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Yes, all parents are responsible for the financial support of their children. The mother can and should petition the court at any time for a child support order. "Helping" is not considered paying child support which is a weekly obligation that the parent with physical custody can depend upon and figure into the budget. Every parent should help to raise the child. If there is a child support order the father must pay the amount ordered. He cannot deduct any amount for "help" with other things. He needs to maintain proof that he is paying his child support obligations regularly.

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Q: Does an unmarried father have to pay child support if he is still helping the mother raise the child?
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Can the child of unmarried parents ask support from the father?

A child can petition for child support only after the age of majority for the state of residence, and retroactive to the limit of state statutes. The child's mother can and should file for child support as soon as the child is born. A father must support his children whether he is married to their mother or not.


If an unmarried father chooses not to pay child support does he still have rights to child in CA?

An unmarried father cannot "choose" to not pay child support. The laws in every state require that a father pay for the support of his child. The mother must bring an action to the appropriate court so that a child support order can be established. Visitation rights are separate and a father can have visitation rights established by the court. Visitation rights are not dependent on paying child support.


Can an unmarried mother refuse to name the father on a birth certificate?

Yes the mother has the right to put the father on the birth certificate or not.


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 a unmarried father is in the military and the mother is living with her parents and she has no job what are the chances that the father will get full custody of his child?

15% to

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

No. An unmarried mother has legal custody of her child in the United States. An unmarried father must establish his paternity in court via a DNA test. Once established he can petition for custody and/or visitation. He will also be subject to a child support order if he mother is to retain physical custody.No. An unmarried mother has legal custody of her child in the United States. An unmarried father must establish his paternity in court via a DNA test. Once established he can petition for custody and/or visitation. He will also be subject to a child support order if he mother is to retain physical custody.No. An unmarried mother has legal custody of her child in the United States. An unmarried father must establish his paternity in court via a DNA test. Once established he can petition for custody and/or visitation. He will also be subject to a child support order if he mother is to retain physical custody.No. An unmarried mother has legal custody of her child in the United States. An unmarried father must establish his paternity in court via a DNA test. Once established he can petition for custody and/or visitation. He will also be subject to a child support order if he mother is to retain physical custody.


Does an unwed father have the right to give the child his name if he signed the birth certificate?

No. The unmarried mother gets to name the child.No. The unmarried mother gets to name the child.No. The unmarried mother gets to name the child.No. The unmarried mother gets to name the child.


If you are unmarried and the custodial parent and don't have much money is the father responsible to make sure that you have a dwelling to live in?

No. He will be responsible for paying any child support that the court orders. Being unmarried means the mother of the child has no right to spousal support.


How do you sign over parental rights for unmarried fathers?

Unmarried fathers cannot "sign over" parental rights and responsibilities. When the mother brings a Paternal case to court, she is usually asking for financial support for the child. Once it is established that the Respondent male is the biological father, the court will usually order child support paid based on his income and assets. Visitation is established. The father's child support liability is not affected if the father chooses to not see the child. The unmarried father is the child's "father" until the court says he is not. If the mother gets remarried, then the father can motion the court that the new husband is now the child's father, and give up visitation, then the mother and new husband formally ADOPT the child from the biological father.


Can the child of unmarried parents ask support from the father?

A child can petition for child support only after the age of majority for the state of residence, and retroactive to the limit of state statutes. The child's mother can and should file for child support as soon as the child is born. A father must support his children whether he is married to their mother or not.


If an unmarried father chooses not to pay child support does he still have rights to child in CA?

An unmarried father cannot "choose" to not pay child support. The laws in every state require that a father pay for the support of his child. The mother must bring an action to the appropriate court so that a child support order can be established. Visitation rights are separate and a father can have visitation rights established by the court. Visitation rights are not dependent on paying child support.


Can an unmarried mother refuse to name the father on a birth certificate?

Yes the mother has the right to put the father on the birth certificate or not.


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.


Does an umarried mother have child support rights in Florida?

I think in all states unmarried mothers are elgible for child support. However they will want to establish the legal father of the child. This is called "paternity establishment." Paternity can be established in the following ways: • If a child is born to an unmarried mother, she and the man claimed to be the father can sign an "Affidavit of Parentage" to legally establish the father's rights and obligations. • The mother and the man claimed to be the father can ask a court to determine the legal father of the child. Genetic testing may be necessary to determine the biological father of a child.


Are children entitled to child support if the parents have not filed for divorce?

Yes if the father or the mother is not helping take care of the child then you can put that parent on child support.


What if the suppose father has been helping but now the mother wants child support?

Voluntary support does not preclude an order for support. Voluntary support can be taken in to consideration when determining how much, if any, retroactive support is to be paid.


If an unmarried mother and father of a child enter into a child support contract that has been reviewed by lawyers and notarized is this legally binding and or can it be registered with the court?

It MUST be registered with the court.

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