The girl gets pregnant and decides to keep the baby. Who is responsible for paying child support the father or his parents? I think legally, it varries from state to state but what are the opinons of what it should be? I mean, he is under 18 so his parents are responsible right? At this age, he is not legally old enough to work. I think they should change it to if the father is under 18 and not emansipated, his parents should pay based on what they make until he reaches 18. I mean, whay should the girl's family shoulder all the financial responsiblity?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:46 PM on Jan. 29, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by genagina at 6:48 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by gwen20 at 6:51 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by ohwrite at 7:13 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by jessradtke at 7:35 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:00 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
No, not unless you're also giving the grandparents equal parenting rights as the parents. I think that teens should be court ordered to get a job and pay child support based on what they make. 14 year olds can get work permits and work part time. Ideally the grandparents from both sides would help out, but that's true no matter how old the parents are.
Not to mention that when the boy turns 18, his income won't be the same as his both of his parents, so what then? Extended grandparental child support payments to make up the difference?
Answer by Lornamay at 8:02 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:46 PM on Jan. 29, 2011
his parents should pay based on what they make until he reaches 18
Um no! There is no way I would pay CS based on my income for a grandchild. I might pay based on minimum wage, MAYBE. But, before I paid any kind CS I would have 50/50 custody. There is no way I would be paying some little girls way in life because she happened to spread her legs to my son. Fortunately, my son will know better than that.
Answer by matthewscandi at 8:47 PM on Jan. 29, 2011