Q: My daughter already lives with me and I still pay child support to her mom. Can I get full custody of her?
There isn't enough information given.
What do you mean by "pay child support?"
If you are the legal father and paying support (through an OCSE paternity action, court ordered child support from a divorce, etc.) you need to determine your custody/visitation situation. Talk to an attorney.
If you have not been adjudicated the father, you have the same parental rights I have. None. Even if you are giving money to mom out of kindness, sense of duty, etc., it is not "child support."
You can address any of these issues in court and might even gain full custody. Talk to an attorney.
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