Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Riana Durrett
Under certain circumstances, yes, a stepfather could be ordered to pay child support. Under Nevada Revised Statute 126.051, a man who is not the biological father can be presumed to be the legal father if "While the child is under the age of majority, he receives the child into his home and openly holds out the child as his natural child."
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Lombardi Law LLC | SUZANNE LOMBARDI
In Alaska unless the stepfather has signed the birth certificate he will not have to pay child support. The other way he can make sure he does not have to pay child support is to get a DNA test. Remember the child support agency is to assist people in getting monies for their children. Child support is not ordered unless a mother or father asks for the assistance of child support. The other way child support can be ordered is if the court orders it. But usually the court would not order a stepparent to pay child support. I hope that this helps you with your project.
Answer Applies to: Alaska
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
In Colorado and most other states a step-parent has no legal obligation for financial support based simply on being a step-parents. In some states the actual facts and circumstances, such as a contractual agreement or a special long term relationship might support a child support order as an exception to the rule.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Diefer Law Group, P.C. | Abel Fernandez
In California, a step parent does not have to pay child support for a child unless the child was legally adopted. If the child was adopted by the step parent, then yes the step parent is now the legal parent. If there is no adoption, the step parent just married the child's biological parent then the step parent is not liable for support.
Answer Applies to: California