Can a former guardian of a child be ordered to pay child support? If the child was cared for by a grandparent, and now in foster care, would the grandparent (not adoptive) be ordered to pay, or the parent(s) who have not had custody for a long time?
I practice in Utah. I am answering this from a Utah law perspective.
If the child was ordered to be in the care and custody of the grandparents as the child’s guardians, but then the child was placed in foster care without the guardianship being terminated, the court could order the grandparents to pay child support to the foster care provider.
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