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Child Support C A R M E L A💜 1 child; Mahopac, New York 16272 posts
26th Aug '12

Can I file for child support, even if he doesn't have custody ??

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
26th Aug '12
Quoting Alyssa's Mommy*:" Can I file for child support, even if he doesn't have custody ??"


i think you can as long as he is on the birth certificate..... but i'm not 100% on that. good luck!

Kendall Marie :) Due October 27 (girl); Newberry, South Carolina 78 posts
27th Aug '12

I'm not really sure about your child support rules/laws but i do know where i'm from that the non-custodial parent (no custody) can be filed for child support you should look it up go to dss!!1 they'll know or can give you a number so you can find out

Beth~N~Lizzie 1 child; Winter Haven, Florida 2755 posts
27th Aug '12

Yes I believe you can, but the state will perform a DNA test. If he's the father, then they will go after him for support.

mamarama Due February 27; Denver, Colorado 57 posts
27th Aug '12

Of course you can. First you file, then the courts go to establish paternity, once dna has been established then you go in for child support hearing, usually this is followed by some ludicrous claim of the other parent for 50/50 custody. (They do this because it's a way to get out of paying child support.) Then a visitation and custody hearing follow. It may be easier for you to get your custody ducks in a row first. Make sure you understand the three types of custody laws for your state first. They are Legal, physical, and joint.