Does he still have to pay child support if he doesn't have a job?
My 3 year old son's father is the definition of a deadbeat dad. He is 32 years old and has never had a job in his life (not a paper route, not a pizza delivery boy-- nothing). He is totally happy living off his parents for the rest of his life. In the 3 years my son has been on this earth, he has "bought" diapers 4 times (aka- his mom bought them). I have been thinking about requesting child support; I provide my son with everything he needs but I could still use even just a little extra help nowadays, however I'm afraid I'll be opening up a can of worms for nothing. Is he still responsible for paying child support if he doesn't have a job? He is not disabled- he has the physical capabilities to work. But he is one of those people that will avoid employment at all costs if he knows he's going to owe anything to anyone- even his own son. I live in NY, but I'm not sure of the laws on child support; I've heard different things and can't seem to get a straight answer. Does he owe his son anything? Can anything be done in this situation? Thanks for your kind advice!