Any person who has demonstrated an intention to treat a child as part of his or her family may be liable for child support. Most step-parents fall into that category. However, this does not relieve the biological parent of his or her child support obligations and the biological parent can be added as a party to any proceeding wherein child support is being claimed.
Payment of child support is completely irrelevant to and access/visitation issues. Those issues are determined based upon the child's best interests.
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