If the court has awarded residential custody, but not legal custody, to a grandparent - or any other person - then yes you have to pay child support to the person putting a roof over the child's head. So, the court order is not unusual.
If want to change the status of residential or legal custody, you will have to file a motion in the family court explaining why it is in the best interests of the child to change the custodial arrangement.
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The person who has phyical custody of your child is entitled to receive child support from BOTH parents, not just you. This is a right that the children have.
As for legal custody, you can file a motion in the court showing why chanking custody is in the childs best interest.
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