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Child Support from a Grandparent?

In Child Support by Sarah Hink

The North Carolina legislature and courts have held fast to the principle that parents have a legal duty to financially support their children. Did you know that in some circumstances, grandparents can also be ordered to pay child support for their grandchild? Before you pick up the phone and call us to get some child support orders against your parents, know that this is generally not the norm and only happens if certain conditions are met. In Loco Parentis North Carolina is only one of about thirteen states to enact a law regarding grandparents consistent with the common law principle of “in loco parentis”, which is Latin for in the place of a parent. Generally, this term is applied to a situation in which a grandparent has taken on a …