I have a minor child that I currently pay child support for and his girlfriend is pregnant.
Is it possible that the court could impose a second child support order for me to pay support for my grandchild since it is my minor child’s kid?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Missouri child support laws where I am licensed to practice.
No, you would not be required to pay child support for your grandchild.
However, you will still be required to pay child support for your son unless your son gets married or is declared emancipated by the court. In my state, you would need to file a Motion to Emancipate in order to terminate your child support.
However, if you do not believe that your son is capable of supporting himself and now your future grandchild, terminating child support is not likely in your child’s best interest.
While it is ultimately your decision whether to file a motion to emancipate, where I practice, child support will terminate regardless when your son turns 18 unless he is enrolled in an institution of vocation or higher education by no later than October following his high school graduation.
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Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.