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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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Times Daily Police: Dealer sold drugs to pay child support Times Daily TUSCUMBIA A Colbert County man arrested with a variety of illegal drugs told police he was selling drugs to make money to pay child support, authorities said. But according to Colbert County officials, the man was so far behind on those payments he and more raquo

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mySanAntonio.com AB Quintanilla agrees to pay 130000 in child support, still ordered jailed mySanAntonio.com A.B. Quintanilla agrees to pay 130,000 in child support, still ordered jailed. By Fares Sabawi. Updated 2:58 pm, Wednesday, August 16, 2017. A.B. Quintanilla. MEXICO CITY, MEXICO MAY 19: A.B. Quintanilla of Kumbia All Starz attends a. HOLLYWOOD Selena39s brother AB Quintanilla arrested during child support hearingKSAT San Antonio AB Quintanilla, brother of Selena, taken into custody at child support hearingKENS 5 TV Brother of late singer Selena taken into custody during child support hearingWOAI KRIS Corpus Christi News all 101 news articles raquo

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Chron.com Houston man paying child support for kid that39s not his finishes walk to Austin Chron.com More than three days and 165 miles later, the Houston man ordered to pay child support for a child that is not his has finished his walk to Austin to raise awareness for his situation. Gabriel Cornejo, 45, arrived at the state capital Tuesday morning

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