• In the Spotlight:
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

If a parent fights for full custody?

If one parent fights for full custody and wins, does the other parent still have to pay child support, since they don't have legal rights to the children???

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on Jun. 2, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

Answers (3)
  • Yes. The non custodial parent isn't paying to see his/her kids. They are paying to support their kids. Even if there is no visitation for whatever reason, child support will most likely still be ordered. The only way they lose legal rights is if they relinquish them, usually in cases of stepparent adoption.
    Mom1Stepmom1

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 10:23 AM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • I think just because a parent loses custody, doesn't mean they aren't legally a parent. So the legal parent will probably be asked to support the child.

    No lawyer here but that's my guess!
    lynnard

    Answer by lynnard at 12:18 PM on Jun. 2, 2009

  • Yes, just because the parent doesn't have custody does not mean that parent has to stop seeing his/her children. And it definitely does not mean they don't have to support said child(ren).
    krissyvelazquez

    Answer by krissyvelazquez at 12:23 PM on Jun. 2, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.