Child support is a set amount of money paid by the non-custodial partner to the custodial partner to take care of the living and medical expenses of the children. Child support ends when the child turns 18 and graduates or turns 19 years old.
Deciding how to handle child-related costs and expenses can be one of the most complicated–and contentious–parts of a divorce settlement.
If you’re divorcing in the U.S. and have a child under 18, you are more than likely going to pay or receive child support going forward. Will it be based on the income shares model?
Child support is typically meant to cover a child’s basic expenses such as food, housing, and basic clothing.
If you suspect your spouse is hiding assets or concealing income, you should take steps to contact a legal professional to get further advice.
A visitation schedule is vital to a working post-divorce parenting relationship. Your child’s age and the distance between your and the other parent’s home are two of the main factors you should consider. Find out which schedules could work for your family’s unique situation.
While the basic child support obligation will make sure children’s regular, ongoing needs are met, parents are likely to encounter multiple other types of expenses as they raise their children.
With millions of jobs lost and work hours reduced during the coronavirus pandemic, it is no surprise that parents are flooding family lawyers across the nation asking for help to decrease their child support obligations.
File a motion now, to either increase or decrease support, you won’t be able to file one later and “go back to now”
Though you may be in need of financial support, it’s not always easy to understand the ins and outs of child support if you’ve never had to deal with it before.