Parental Rights & Obligations

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Question: My son is 17 and in high school with twins on the way. What is his finacial obligation while in school? Can the mother come after my husband and I for child support? The mother is of legal age and out of school, so do the courts take that into consideration?

Answer: Grandparents do not owe a duty of support. The court will assess child support based on a number of factors cited in the state guidelines, including the parents' actual income (or what they are capable of earning, if they deliberately refuse to get a job), who pays expenses such as daycare and health insurance and how much parenting time is awarded.

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  • My son is 17 and in high school with twins on the way. What is his finacial obligation while in school? Can the mother come after my husband and I for child support? The mother is of legal age and out of school, so do the courts take that into consideration?

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