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Scranton Pennsylvania Law Blog

Can unwed fathers gain child custody rights?

You and your girlfriend had a child together, but were never married. Now the relationship is over and you are worried that you are seeing less and less of your child.

You each have your own home and your ex-girlfriend lives with your child. When you tried to discuss co-parenting options, she told you that it was not a possibility. What are your rights as a father, and how can you make sure that you have access to your child?

Do I have to pay child support over the summer?

During the school year, children often live primarily with one parent. However, once summer break starts children may switch households completely, split their time evenly between mom and dad's house or spend extended vacations with one parent.

This change in custody arrangements can lead the parent who is paying child support to question whether they have to pay support over summer break. So, do child support payments continue during summer break? The answer, in short, is yes.