My stepson was just placed into a group home earlier this month (he is severely handicapped, his health needs are now far greater than what can be provided at home). He receives CAP funding, Medicaid and we’re in the midst of applying for SSI.
Although they both have joint custody, he had always lived primarily with his mother. The mutually agreed dollar amount for child support has been paid to the biological mom throughout the years without fault.
My question to you is, what part does child support play into this scenario now? We were told by the biological mother that we’re still responsible for child support (to the group home now). If that is the case, wouldn’t she be equally responsible?
I’m wondering if we’ll need to have the child support reviewed and modified since the circumstances have greatly changed…
Also, I may be misguided, but if he’s receiving CAP funding, SSI and Medicaid… is child support even still supposed to be paid? Really?
Any insight you can provide would be greatly appreciated.