My husband and I recently found out that his 17 year old (11th grade) daughter is pregnant, due in June 2001. Her boyfriend dumped her as soon as she told him about the pregnancy. She lives with her mother. My husband currently pays court ordered support for his daughter. My questions are:
My husband won't be responsible for paying child support for his grandchild, will he? She will be 17 when the baby is due.
If she drops out of school (which, unfortunately she wants to do), is my husband still legally obligated to pay child support after she has her baby? Would she be considered an emancipated minor after she has a child? The baby is due in June 2001, she will be 18 in Sept 2001.
I have a strong suspicion that my step-daughter will want to quit school and go on welfare. Unfortunately, she inherited those values from her mother. If that happens, does my husband still pay child support for her, or is she considered an emancipated minor at that time?
If she does in fact go on welfare, will the state pursue her ex-boyfriend for any type of child support? (He is over 18.)
Any help is appreciated. By the way, all of the parties involved live in Pennsylvania. Gosh, what a mess...it's too bad that these kids seem to forget how babies get here and that someone needs to be responsible for them.