A father was ordered by a state appeals court to continue to pay child support for his disabled adult son’s care. The father argued in court that because he had recently been injured on the job, he did not have the money to fully pay for his disabled son’s group home care. The father’s argument sadly did not convince the court, and he was ordered to pay $2,000 per month.
The father’s son currently lives in a group home in Green Bay. He has hired a disability lawyer in Milwaukee to help fight the case.. The father’s 32-year-old lives in a group home because he has down-syndrome and is not able to take care of himself. The father and the son’s mother divorced in 2001, and the former couple’s son remained living with his mother. During that time the father paid child support for his son’s care.
Though the couple’s son is older than age 18, he is considered a minor under the law because he is not able to care for himself. Two years ago, the son moved to a group home and the father’s child support contributed to one-third of the group home’s monthly housing cost. The remainder was covered by government help. Family Lawyers in Riverside CA are always ready and willing to handle these types of cases.