Child Support Laws
In the majority of cases, the parent that has physical custody of the child/children
after a divorce receives child support payments from the parent that does not have physical custody. A certain portion of the pay of the non-custodial parent will be deemed child support.
The court will order that a specific amount of the non-custodial parents pay each month go to help support the children. In many cases today due to the amount of children living with one parent the government has now stepped in to ensure that child support are paid regularly. Parents that do not pay their child support on time can be forced to pay through garnishments or other laws governing the state in which the children live and the divorce was granted.
The amount of money a non-custodial parent must pay for child support depends on various factors, once again governed by the state. However, in most cases the number of children and the wages both parents earn.
Whether you are the custodial parent or the non-custodial parent, you have rights. The rights of course, will be on the side of the child/children and their support. No child should suffer due to the negligence of parent, however, not all parents can afford to pay the child support payments ordered by the court and not all parents can support the children in their care without the help of the other parent.
A child support attorney
will be able to provide you with information regarding child support laws in your state as well as ensure your rights are not violated and both the custodial parent and the non-custodial parent will be able to self-sufficient while receiving or paying child support payments.