Category Archives: Child Support

Child Support Requires a Court Order

The payment of child support requires a court order. Normally child support is paid monthly by the noncustodial parent (usually the father) to the custodial parent (usually the mother) and is for the benefit of child(ren) of the former marriage. … Continue reading

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States Collect Back Child Support in Several Ways

Courts have a variety of tools to enforce payment of child support and collect past due support, and they enforce child support orders and collect support in a variety of ways. Child support collection agencies work with credit bureaus, file … Continue reading

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Remarriage and Child Support

Many divorced people contemplating remarriage have questions about child support in their new marriages. A divorced person paying or receiving child support who is contemplating remarriage should discuss the impact of the new marriage on family finances with his or … Continue reading

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Who Pays for College? – Child Support in the Adult Years

College expenses remain a particularly contentious hurdle for divorcing parents, particularly now that the cost of higher education has soared. Some parents believe that paying for college is their duty only when he or she voluntarily assumes it, but today … Continue reading

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