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Child support, as with all family law issues, can be very complicated, and are best represented with the assistance and guidance of a qualified child support attorney & lawyer. Child support cases should also be handled in a delicate manner, and with the utmost discretion regarding the child or children.
Child Support is payment from one spouse to another for the support of the children following a divorce, or the break-up of an unmarried couple. Normally, child support payments end when a child turns 18 years old, unless the child is still a full-time student. If the child is a full-time student, the child support can continue until the child turns the age of 21.
Child support cannot be discharged in bankruptcy and is not considered as income by the receiving parent, nor considered a tax deduction by the paying parent.
The amount of child support that the non-custodial parent pays to the custodial parent is determined by the corresponding states Child Support Guidelines. There is a formula that is used to calculate the amount of child support to be paid by both the parents. A child has the right to be supported by both parents, and therefore important that the proper financial income figures be provided so that the correct child support amount is obtained.
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When calculating the proper child support to be paid, there are a number of factors to consider that affects the child support that is ordered by the court. Some of those issues include, but are not limited to:
In the event that circumstances dramatically change which may warrant a post judgment child support modification, either parent may file for a modification hearing to change the existing child support court order. Modification requests are not typically well received by the other parent, and are typically heavily disputed.