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Do I pay child support even if my child no longer lives with her parents?

My daughter dropped out of high school and was in and out of jail. I still paid child support to her mother even though my daughter was not living with her. Was I obligated to pay the money to my ex-wife?

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I don't think so, because child support goes to help support the child not the mother and if she was no longer living with the mother or in jail. You can go back to court and the mother should have to pay you back. if you can prove that she didn't live with her. Sounds like she would have been better off living with you.

You are obligated to pay child support until you have the court ordered amended. You could likely do so if your child is no longer living with the custodial parent, but if you simply stop paying on your own you could be found in contempt of court.

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