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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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Morehead News County honored for top performing child support office Morehead News Rowan County Attorney Cecil Watkins and his Child Support staff were honored last week for being a Top 20 in the state child support collecting partner. From left are Bryan Hubbard, Department for Income Support commissioner Watkins Sarah Harlow,

Miguel Cabrera Embroiled In Paternity, Childsupport Lawsuit With The Detroi...
The Detroit News Miguel Cabrera embroiled in paternity, child support lawsuit with The Detroit News Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is being sued by a Florida woman who says the two time Most Valuable Player isn39t paying enough to support two Detroit Tigers39 Miguel Cabrera sued over child support in Florida Miggy Trouble: Florida Woman Sues Cabrera Over Child Support Deadline Detroit all 8 news articles raquo

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Facts of Law explaining what is child support

Facts of Law - What Is Child Support