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Normally, a parent must pay child support until the child’s 18th birthday. But some state provide an exception for children who need help paying for college tuition after the age of 18. In some states, a parent is not required to assist with tuition unless it is specified in a divorce decree or a specific […]
Lea en español Both parents are under a legal obligation to support their children financially, based on their ability to do so. When the parents cannot come to an agreement about child support, a court can be petitioned to step in and create a binding arrangement, usually in the form of a monthly payment. If […]
In past years there have been a large number of noncustodial parents who failed to pay child support when it was due. The federal government enacted the Family Support Act which became effective in 1994. This act provides that all original or modified child support orders require automatic wage withholding from a noncustodial parent’s income. […]
Determining child support can be approached in two ways. The first calls for calculating the cost of supporting a child while the second looks at how much a parent is capable of contributing toward a child’s welfare. The federal government requires all states to have calculation guidelines for child-support orders, which can be verified as […]
Lea en español Determining child support can be approached from two ways. The first approach calls for calculating the cost of supporting a child, while the second looks at how much a parent is capable of contributing toward the child’s welfare. The federal government requires all states to have calculation guidelines for child support orders, […]
An order for child support can be changed or modified any time there is a “material change in circumstances” from the time the existing child support was issued. A change in circumstances can take many forms: a change in the parent’s financial situation (e.g., a substantial difference in the amount of income earned, loss of […]
Lea en español In the aftermath of a divorce, when there are minor children involved, one parent obtains rights and obligations as the custodial parent, and the other parent assumes duties and privileges as the non-custodial parent. In most instances, the non-custodial parent will take on a child support obligation, the requirement to provide a […]