My son's paternal grandmother has primary physical custody of my son and I share joint legal custody with her. Her son lost custody because of a drug problem, he lives in the house with his mother and spends more time with my son than I do. She is going to take me for child support. What do I need to do to make sure that my son's father, even though he has no custody, has to pay his share of child support?
Family Law Attorney
If your son's father's parental rights have been terminated, he has no legal duty to pay child support. I encourage you to consult with an attorney who practices family law in your area.
Child Custody Lawyer
I agree with the previous commenter, but if his rights have not been terminated you need to contact an attorney to asset you in making sure the father is included in a petition for child support payable to the child's custodian.
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