if i filed for child support can the father file for custody? and if so how can i get the judge to approve supervised visits instead of non supervised visits. I have a criminal background from 4yrs ago but nothing with children, will that sway a judges decision even though im a good mother to my son? how can i get my son's last name changed back to mine even though his father wont consent. and right now even though the fathers name is on the BC (no dna has been done) do i have the right to restrict visitation without a custody hearing?
Child support is a payment made from one parent to another parent (usually from non-custodial to custodial), to help ensure the child's financial needs are met.
Child custody involves decisions about who will be responsible for a child, including parental rights, for both married and unmarried parents, and adoptions.