Does the absent parent HAVE to pay child support?

Answer Yes, if the custodial parent and/or State agency files an action [either judicial or administrative] requiring that s/he do so.

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If non custodial parent owes back child support and the child goes to live with the non custodial parent does the custodial parent at that point have to begin paying child support?

Yes, in most circumstances. However, you need to notify the court of the change in circumstances as soon as possible. The existing child support order and custody order will remain in effect until ... Read More »

How do I Get Child Support Enforcement of an Absent Parent in New Britain, CT?

Children require emotional and financial support from both parents. Connecticut Child Support Enforcement Services assists custodial parents in enforcing the child support order against the non-cus... Read More »

When a child is abandoned by a parent receiving child support how does that child get the child support?

The persons in custody of the child must file for legal guardianship and request the court modify the child support order. The person needs legal standing to receive child support.

If a child is adopted by stepparent does the non custodial parent have to pay child support?