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Is there a court order requiring your father to still pay child support?
It is very unusual for a parent to pay child support for a child of that age.
Yes, but in the State of TX. I was warded to the State of Kansas and that is where my parent's rights were terminated.
My father says its for back child support, but I never lived with my mother.
Also, if your parent's parental rights were terminated, there should be no support payments at all. Are you sure they were child support payments and not spousal support payments (like alimony).
No, my parents were never married. I remember my socialworker telling me that they had terminated both of my parents rights.
To answer your question directly, you cannot have the money paid directly to you. The payments are for back child support, so they should go to whomever was paying for your care during the time the payments were supposed to be made.
Okay. But if my mother never had custody of me, why is my dad still paying for child support.
And I know one time my dad said he was paying child support for TX and child support to KS, cause he had told me a time where he was paid off with KS.
Do you know why payments were ordered while you were in foster care?
Have you actually seen the child support order, or is your understanding of the situation based solely on what you've been told?
No I seen the support order a while back, but I don't remember why he had to pay.
This is a very unusual situation. I can't think of a reason a parent whose parental rights have been terminated should be receiving child support. It sounds like the court either made a mistake or was mislead.
Your father can file a motion in court to cease arrears payments, and you can be a witness to explain that you did not live with your mother. However, you cannot file it on your own since you aren't a party to the payment (the payment is between your father and mother). Ultimately, the motion has to come from your father, with you in support of it.
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