Child Support

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Question: I am married but had a child with a boyfriend. Is the boyfriend obligated to pay child support even though I am considered married to someone else? My boyfriend signed the birth certificate.

Answer:

There is an article at azlawhelp.org that answers a lot of child support questions. The article is located at: http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=1&sc=2&articleid=53. Below is a brief answer to the question. You may want to seek the advice of an attorney as well.

 If a parent requests, the court may order child support when:

 •Married couples are divorcing or separating

. •Unmarried parents are breaking up or separating.

 •An unmarried parent who has never lived with the other parent requests child support.

 Note: In Arizona, if a parent is unmarried, paternity must be established before child support can be ordered.

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