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In order to have shared custody must you first have child support?

Im just curious how this works in case for the future

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firstimemommy21

Asked by firstimemommy21 at 8:43 PM on Dec. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It depends on the arrangements made. Some couples share custody without child support
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 8:45 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • no. i don't think so. but most likely if he pays he will get visitations. child support and visitations are different. i have no idea about custody though. i think if you don't go for support he can still ask for visitations but not sure about custody. i wonder if it varies by state. i would call a family lawyer for a free consultation and ask that exact question or even domestic relations. they might know.
    lambdarose

    Answer by lambdarose at 8:47 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • No, the only time that child support is forced is when the primary parent applies for welfare, then the other parent is assigned child support to help pay back the state.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:12 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

  • No.
    bseastrand

    Answer by bseastrand at 9:20 PM on Dec. 21, 2010

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