Washington, DC asked in Family Law, Tax Law and Child Support for Maryland

Q: I’m having a baby by a man who is fully supported by his mom. Can I sue his mom if she claims him on her taxes?

He intentionally avoids child support by not working, his mom lets him live Scott free in her house and buys him everything. He only works maybe Christmas time and summertime, maybe. His mom claims him on her taxes. Can I sue her? How can I get support from a man who is hardly ever employed but well taken care of.

1 Lawyer Answer
Elizabeth Pugliese
Elizabeth Pugliese
Answered
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: All of the support provided to him by his mother can be considered income. Also if he is physically capable of working but does not, the court can impute income to him. You will need an attorney to help you pursue him for child support.

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