Q: Why would a child support case go to court when the mother requested support?
Would it be because the mother is 20 years younger then the father?
A: Your question answers itself. One reason that a child support case would go to court IS because the mother requested support. It has nothing to do with the age of either parent. The second reason that a child support case would go to court is because the mother received benefits from the State, e.g. Medicaid, TANF, SNAP, etc.
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