Gretna, LA asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana

Q: Filing for child support against child’s father. Never married.

Never married. Child’s father lives in different state. Does not help financially so I’m filing for child support. If I file will he have visitation rights in his state? He’s the non custodial parent , will I have to file for full custody of our child even considering he barely sees the child and does not help financially? Or would filing for child support be a waste since he doesn’t help anyway nor does he visit.

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Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: You need to file for both child support and custody.

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