Re: Child Support
Pesonally, I don't think it should matter if they're married or not. If the mother comes to the court and decides for whatever reason that she doesn't want child support payment then it shouldn't be forced upon the man. I know a case where a mother has by-passed child support payment from her ex (who isn't involved in anyway and basically ran out) so that she doesn't feel obligated to ever share custody of her kids. This includeds 1 mentally handicapped kid, and 2 that are now in college that she's basically raised on her own for however long now. Presumably her ex is a *****, but if she doesn't want to press for child support so that she can feel comfortable knowing that she's doing it all on her own and won't feel obliged to force her kids to be a part of her ex's life (I don't think the kids want any part of their father from what I've been told) then that should be her right.
We've all heard the stories of guys paying child support who later learn that the child is not theres, have proved it thru DNA records and still struggle to get the child support payments removed. Unfortunately there have been a lot of dead beats who have made the system as much of a struggle as it has. Good luck in your situation.