The parents aren't married. But isn't the child entitled to some type of compensation being under 18? A savings account to plan for school...or health insurance? Something?
Short answer is "maybe"--all dependent upon facts. Get a consult with a local VA-accredited attorney to be able to look at this in detail. Its way beyond the limited scope of AVVO's short answer format; your's requires a fact-intensive inquiry to be able to answer.
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