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Discussion in 'Divorce, Separation, Annulment' started by browna5, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. browna5

    browna5 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I and wife of 25yrs are getting divorce and we have legal custody of my grandchild. Am I able to ask for support
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Just whom do you believe is responsible for paying you support and why?
     
  3. browna5

    browna5 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    spouse because we had custody of child since she was18mths, who is now 12 and I can't afford it by myself
     
  4. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Interesting question. Bears looking into.

    Give us some background.

    When you say "legal custody" what do you mean? Is there a court ordered guardianship? Did you adopt the child? Something else?

    Why have you had custody all these years?

    What happened to the parents of the child?

    Why aren't the parents of the child contributing to the support of the child?
     
  5. browna5

    browna5 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    yes there is court ordered guardianship. Child was in foster care

    both parents gave up custody

    both were ordered to pay support, one never paid, other stopped paying due to loss of job
     
  6. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Please stop hitting the button over and over again. Have a little patience.
     
  7. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    I found an article that examines the question by reviewing case decisions from many states.

    What I come away with is that it is possible that one of you might end up being required to pay child support to the other.

    Please read the article.

    Are Grandparents Obligated to Pay Child Support?

    I cannot say one way or the other what will happen if this gets to court.
     
  8. Highwayman

    Highwayman Active Member

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    How is the divorce proceeding? Do you both have attorneys?

    If so then that would be a question for your attorney.
     
  9. leslie82

    leslie82 Active Member

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    Who says you are going to be awarded sole custody? Someone will pay child support and the judge will determine who does that. It might be you.
     

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