Can a step-parent be required to pay child support?

Depending on where you live, a step-parent can be required to pay child support. Step-parents may be expected to pay child support both during a marriage and after, should there be a separation or divorce. Read now for a list of states that require step-parents to pay child support. If you need to speak with a family lawyer, enter your ZIP code below to find a local attorney for free.

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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