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What Is Child Support?

Child support is usually thought of as a financial obligation of a non-custodial parent to provide for the welfare of his or her child.  The amount of and duration of the financial support payment is often determined by a court as the result of the divorce or other dissolution of a child's parent's marriage.

Child support may also be awarded to a custodial parent where the child was born out of wedlock but the biological father can be proven.

In the United States it is presumed that the biological parents of a child have a legal obligation to provide for the support and welfare of the child.  Even if the parent does not have visitation rights or child does not live with either parent, it is still incumbent upon both parents to provide financial support for the child.

The failure of one or both of the parents to make support payments to the child's custodian can be brought before a court to compel payment.  This situation is often revealed in the news when a custodial single mother does not receive the regular child support payments that have been court ordered of the child's father.  In these situations, there are various legal remedies the court and custodial parent can take to enforce that the support payments are received.


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Delinquent Child Support Often Difficult To Collect Dothan Eagle
Dothan Eagle Delinquent child support often difficult to collect Dothan Eagle As bad as I hate to say it, my children can39t have spend the night company over, Crislip said. We don39t have the room in this house. I have a two bedroom house and there are four of us in the family. I am doing all I can do to make sure my children

Long Valley Dad Owed 16K In Child Support: Police Long Valley Dad Owed 16K In Child Support: Police LONG VALLEY, NJ A Washington man was arrested on a warrant for failing to pay 16,000 in child support, Washington Township Police said. Joel McManus, 49, was pulled over Saturday afternoon when a random license plate check showed an active warrant

County Attorney Issues More Than 70 Warrants For Unpaid Child Support Appala...
County attorney issues more than 70 warrants for unpaid child support Appalachian News Express The Office of Pike County Attorney Howard Keith Hall issued more than 70 eWarrants for the criminal arrest of individuals owing unpaid child support amounts connected throughout the county. Generally speaking, we try to collect on child support and

Man Attempts To Pay Child Support With Fake 100 Bill Central Michigan Life
Central Michigan Life Man attempts to pay child support with fake 100 bill Central Michigan Life Sigma Chi wins Sigma Freeze with a final score of 10 2. By Kersten Kruse 02/17/18 10:10pm. Feb. 16. A 49 year old Lake City man tried to pay child support with a fake 100 bill. The money had For Motion Picture Use Only printed on it and was meant

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Facts of Law - What Is Child Support