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Child Support and Welfare

Children are entitled to financial and welfare support from both parents regardless of the future relationship between those parents.  This is the basic premise behind child support.

After divorce of the parents, usually one parent is awarded custody of the couple's children by the court.  Recognizing that there are costs associated with raising a child, the non-custody parent is ordered by the court to make regular payments for child support to the parent with custody.

The amount of this support is one of the most contentious aspects of divorce proceedings.  Litigation and compliance over child support payments can be ongoing for years after a divorce.  The parent paying the support may be unwilling or unable to make the regular support payments or financial requirements for a child's welfare may change over time prompting one of the parents to seek court revision of the support payment.

Child support and alimony are handled as distinct and different payments by the court.  Alimony is an amount ordered by the court for one parent to pay the other (either in a one time payment, continuing payments or both) for his or her share of the marriage assets and income.  It is unrelated to the amount the court will award for child support.

Due to the difficulty of many custodial parents to collect court ordered child support payments from the other parent, some States have enacted legislation providing for steep penalties including jail time for the non-payment of support payments.  Organizations and websites have also sprung up to aid in the locating and the forcing of payment compliance of deadbeat parents who, in some cases, owe tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid child support.


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