If my wife and I are divorcing and have custody of one grandchild and guardianship of another grandchild, is she legally entitled to child support from me?

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If my wife and I are divorcing and have custody of one grandchild and guardianship of another grandchild, is she legally entitled to child support from me?

The parents have come of age (both are in their 30’s) but do not support the children in any way at this time.

Asked on December 11, 2012 under Family Law, Illinois

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

So long as you are not the parent or adopted parent of either of the grandchildren you have written about you have no legal obligation under the laws of all states in this country yo provide child support for them despite having custody and guradianship over both.


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