Would I be required to pay child support if the custody was swapped to the non-custodial parent after 16 years?

I have supplied 90% of my multiple children’s support and all medical for the past 16-18 years. I received no support from non-custodial parent for the first 12 years and very little ($250/mo for 3 children total) for the last 4 years. Does the court ever recognize a case where I have already paid more than my legal requirement for the children if the custody was changed to non-custodial parent for two of my children’s last 1-2 years before age 18? My 2 children in question are 16 and 17. My third child is already 18.

Asked on August 20, 2012 under Family Law, Alabama

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not you will be required to pay child support if custody is exchanged with the non-custodial parent of the minor child after a period of sixteen (16) years depends upon what the local county guidelines are with respect monthly income of the two parents. I suggest that you consult with a family law attorney about the situation you are in.


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