Hammond, LA asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Alabama

Q: Can DHR child support case be used in custody battle?

My child’s father quit paying child support almost a year ago. I finally got DHR involved due to him refusing to help, pay support and always taking under the table jobs. I also have a custody date coming up soon. Can the DHR child support case be used in a custody battle along with the other evidence (texts, photos, etc) in the custody battle

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Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Sierra Vista , AZ

A: The decision regarding custody depends on several factors, slightly different in each state. The court will looking at what is in the best interests of the minor. Payment or non-payment is generally not a factor itself, but can be used indirectly. Suggest you speak with a family law attorney in your state for specific guidance.

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