Bound Brook, NJ asked in Child Support and Family Law for New Jersey

Q: If my minor child were to have his own child, am I still required to pay child support?

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Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
  • Millburn, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Believe it or not, there are cases where a child gives birth to a child and the court system still views that child as un-emancipated and in need of support from her parents. As an example, if your daughter got pregnant and is in the 11th grade and her plan is to continue with her educational pursuits, a court can view her an un-emancipated and in need of financial support from her parents. Alternatively, if you have a daughter who is 17 years old and gets pregnant and drops out of school and is working full time, then its a tougher setting for a judge to decide since the court system wants to give children the opportunity to complete an education ( i.e high school diploma).

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