Can a father force his parents to pay the child support on his behalf? 7 Answers as of June 03, 2013

The father's mother is wealthy. The father's mother had previously paid some of the child support on behalf of the father. The father had, but no longer receives money from his mother.

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Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser
Warner Center Law Offices of Donald F. Conviser | Donald F. Conviser
No. Child support is not the grandparent's obligation. It is the parent's obligation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/11/2011
Law Office of Patricia Van Haren
Law Office of Patricia Van Haren | Patricia Van Haren
No, the father can not force his parents to pay the child support on his behalf. The court can't order that anyone but the parent be obligated to pay support for the child. If there is a trust fund to which the father is entitled, then the trust fund can be attached for payment of the support.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/11/2011
Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C.
Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C. | Paul A. Eads
No.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/3/2013
The Law Office of Erin Farley
The Law Office of Erin Farley | Erin Farley
Child support is based on the income of the parent of the child for whom support is being collected. The grandparents have no obligation to pay, nor is their income of any relevance.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/10/2011
Law Office of L. Paul Zahn
Law Office of L. Paul Zahn | Paul Zahn
No. They have no legal obligation to pay his debt.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/28/2011
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock
    Law Offices of Arlene D. Kock | Arlene D. Kock
    If there is a child support order in effect, the father owes the support arrears. Any support arrears also carries interest at 10%. You should contact the Department of Child Support Services to get assistance on collecting past and ongoing support from the bio father.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/10/2011
    Diefer Law Group, P.C.
    Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
    No. The parents have no legal obligation to pay the support of the father. If they help, that is nice of them but they cannot be legally forced to pay the father's support obligation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/10/2011
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