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Title: 16 year old pregnant, whats my Support options-obligations? 1-14-04
Post by: rmbRMBrmb12345_00 on Jan 14, 2004, 12:24:40 PM
My child is 16, she's 5 + months pregnant.  What does this do to my child support agreement as far as Do I still pay??????   What if she marries the boyfriend.  I just discovered that she's pregnant and she and her mom have hid it from me since October when the mom found out.  Appearantly she got pregnant in August 2003, the mom, my X wife, found out in October 2003, I found out by accident Dec 25, 2003.  The babies due in May 2004.  Her mom says shes keeping the baby and staying/living at home till she graduates next year from high school.  My daughter will be 18 August of next year.  Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.  I appreciate any help you can give me.  Thanks


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Title: RE: 16 year old pregnant, whats my Support options-obligations? 1-14-04
Post by: MKx2 on Jan 14, 2004, 12:35:18 PM
Unless she marries (and I'm not even sure if that is fact) you are still responsible for CS until whatever age your decree states ... just as the father of this baby is responsible for CS to your daughter.

Ugly huh?

In SC emancipation is "graduates from high school OR turns 18."  Unless she moves out of her mother's home, holds down a job and can prove income to solely support herself (no roommate's income can be used) she cannot become an emancipated minor.

I am SO sorry for you and your daughter being in this situation.  Please, be supportive of her.  She has made a decision that is going to change her life forever.  Don't turn her away because you don't agree with it.  She needs you now more than ever.





Title: RE: 16 year old pregnant, whats my Support options-obligations? 1-14-04
Post by: kiddosmom on Jan 14, 2004, 12:36:14 PM
If she is still living at home and still going to school the cs obligation is still there.
If she marries then you should contact a lawyer to find out your options.
Congrats on being a grndpa :)
To bad she did not wait till she was older :(
Title: RE: since the other posters answered your questions....
Post by: Indigo Mom on Jan 14, 2004, 01:18:10 PM
all I can add is WTF?  If I found out my 15 year old was pregnant, child support would be the LAST of my worries.

Title: RE: since the other posters answered your questions....
Post by: reagantrooper on Jan 14, 2004, 02:24:07 PM
WELL there aint to much he can do about the PG TEEN now is there??

I wonder why in the hell he would post all that PER info on a BB forr all the nutbags to see. I would edit that ASAP.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!
Title: RE: since the other posters answered your questions....
Post by: Indigo Mom on Jan 14, 2004, 04:51:38 PM
-----WELL there aint to much he can do about the PG TEEN now is there??-----

Sure there is.  For starters, becoming more involved in her life.  I understand there may be many miles separating them...or maybe there's an emotional barrier.  Who knows.  

He can make sure she gets to the doctors appointments.  He can call to see how she's feeling.  He can have a father/daughter talk about what's going to happen once this child is born.  She's 15 years old, she can't even get a job.  He can discuss things like adoption.  He can also discuss what's going to happen to her life, and the life of that baby should she choose to keep it.  

He can try to figure out what the father is doing/wants to do.  Is he still around?  Is he providing for her?  

He can make sure she's eating properly, not smoking, not drinking, blah blah blah.

Basically, he can be a father...one that knows what's going on in his childs life.  Males are very important in a young girls life...looks like she went and found love in the wrong place.  
Title: me too but
Post by: joni on Jan 15, 2004, 10:30:22 AM

I'm sure he's in shock, not thinking rationally and angry because once again he's been excluded from his daughter's life by the BM.