Ouch – Child Support Obligations for Step Children

Ouch – Child Support Obligations for Step Children

Over the last ten years we have found that the issue of child support has become an increasingly vexed issue between separated parents. But what about a step parents obligation to support step children?

Ordinarily child support recognises the obligation of a child’s parents to support the child. But in some cases where a parent cannot meet their responsibility to provide that support in some limited circumstances the Court may impose on a step parent a duty to provide that financial support.

Of course all families and their financial arrangements are unique. If you have any concerns regarding child support issues you should seek independent legal advice regarding your matter.