Detroit, MI asked in Child Support for Michigan

Q: My brother girlfriend is pregnant could she put him on child support even when she doesn’t want him apart of the baby..

And he’s trying to be apart of the baby’s life

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Brent T. Geers

  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Child support, custody, and parenting time all all separate issues for a court to decide absent an agreement between the parties. If your brother is determined to be the child's legal father, and he makes efforts to be involved in the child's life, then he will likely at least be entitled to parenting time. However, and unfortunately, he may need to take initiative on this one. If he does nothing, then it's certainly possible for him to end up paying child support with no enforceable parenting time.

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