Can Mother of Minor Son be Sued for Child Support for His Child?

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“Can my 17 year old son, who is still in high school and now a father, be sued for child support or am I responsible for him? We live in North Carolina.”

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Depending on your son’s financial situation, it is possible that the court will look to him, you, the mother of the child, and (providing she is a minor as well) her parents for child support.  The Court’s first priority is to provide for your grandchild, and will find the most practical solution to be sure that the child’s needs are met.



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