My kids' father lives with us in an apartment that I own. He has not worked since they were born, against my wishes, but he has been an active parent, likely considered the primary caregiver (though I think it's been close to equal). If we separate, do we need a custody agreement and will I have to pay child support? Can the child support agreement require that he work to cover his own expenses, or will I just end up paying for two households?
A custodial parent can file a child support petition seeking an order directing the non custodial parent to pay child support pursuant to Family Court Act 413. If you are the non custodial parent you would only be required to support the child based upon the Child Support Standards Act set forth in FCA 413.
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