If I don't have custody of my child do I still have to pay child support? 4 Answers as of August 11, 2014

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Law Office of Barton R. Resnicoff | Barton R. Resnicoff
Every parent has an affirmative obligation to support their children until they are emancipated. The age of emancipation in NY is 21. A non residential/custodial parent meets that obligation by paying child support the residential/custodial parent based upon his/her income. There are very limited exceptions. The answer is a simple yes.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/11/2014
Provda Law Firm
Provda Law Firm | Bruce Provda
The simple answer is yes. If the court has ordered you to pay child support you have to pay it or end up in jail.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/11/2014
Glenn Milgraum PC
Glenn Milgraum PC | Glenn P. Milgraum
Child support is paid to the recipient for the care and sheltering of a child. Your rights as to "visitation" and/or "parental time", as the non-custodial parent, has little to no impact on the payment of support.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
Replied: 8/11/2014
Goldberg, Scudieri & Lidenberg, P.C. | Alan J. Goldberg, Esq
Child Support is independent of custody. In actual practice, the non custodial parent normally forward court ordered child support to the custodial parent.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/11/2014
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