I'VE BEEN WITH THIS PERSON FOR 10 YEARS AND HE HELPED RAISE 2 OF MY KIDS SINCE THEY WE'RE BABIES. CAN I GO FOR CHILD SUPPORT, AND CAN I GET BENEFITS FROM IT?!WHAT IF THE KIDS ARE NOT BIOLOGICAL HIS?
First, you would need to establish that this person is in fact the father of the children, once that is established you can seek support from him in accordance with your states laws. You can apply for services from your states department of child support services for all of these matters.
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In general, if a person is not a biological parent they will not be responsible for support of children unless the person formally adopted them. However, there are rights of property and support incident to a common law marriage and whether or not this person is interested in staying involved in the children's lives will factor in. You should consult with a South Carolina attorney familiar with common law marriage and divorce law.
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The answer to your question will depend on whether he is the father of the children.
You should consult an experience South Carolina child custody lawyer.
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