We have had full custody of our grandson for 2 1/2 years. He is 3. Father (our son) lives with us and pays for whatever we ask. Mother has been in and out of jail/rehab for years, but is now in a halfway house (4 months) and working full time. She claims she is changed and has grown - a new person. (She has not seen her son in almost 2 years because we have been waiting for her to show some stability-staying power. He does not know her at all.) It was suggested to us that we ask her to help out financially (put her money where her mouth is basically). She has been extremely deceitful and untrustworthy in the past.
Yes, as custodians of the minor child you can seek support from the parents. You should consult with a local family law attorney to discuss in more detail.
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