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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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Child Support Dispute Remanded For Recalculation Of Incomes Indiana Lawyer
Child support dispute remanded for recalculation of incomes Indiana Lawyer A child support dispute between two Wabash County parents will return to the trial court on remand after the Indiana Court of Appeals found errors in the lower court39s computation of both parties39 incomes. In Dayne J. Marshall v. Angela M. Marshall

Amber Portwood Debt Taxes Amid Late Child Support Payments Radar Online
Radar Online Amber Portwood Debt Taxes Amid Late Child Support Payments Radar Online 39Teen Mom OG39 star Amber Portwood is in tax debt after her baby daddy Gary Shirley accused her of not paying child support. Amber Portwood: 100000 in Debt Behind on Child SupportThe Hollywood Gossip 39Teen Mom OG39: Amber Portwood In 100K Debt After Not Paying The Inquisitr all 10 news articles raquo

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Mediaite Weinstein Reportedly Spent So Much Covering Up Misdeeds That He Couldn39t Afford Child Support Mediaite New information about the days leading up to the demise of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein reveals that he asked to renege on child support because he was so financially tied up in covering up his misdeeds. Vanity Fair reports that one colleague said Harvey39s Concern Was Who Did Him In: Inside Harvey Weinstein39s Frantic Final DaysVanity Fair all 28 news articles raquo

DIY Star Nicole Curtis Battling Ex Over Unpaid Child Support Fox News
Fox News DIY star Nicole Curtis battling ex over unpaid child support Fox News According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the father of Curtis39 eldest son could reportedly be heading to jail over unpaid child support. nicole curtis hgtv. According to the documents, Steven Cimini seemingly owes 14,685 in child support

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Facts of Law explaining what is child support

Facts of Law - What Is Child Support