Who is Required to Pay Child Support?
Each parent has a duty to support his or her child. It does not matter if the parents are separated, divorced or were never married. A parent’s duty to his or her child is not dependent on his or her relationship to the other parent. Child support is for the sole benefit of the child, not the parent the child lives with. Each jurisdiction has guidelines for the amount of child support that must be paid. Generally, the guidelines are based on the incomes of both parents.
In the case of unmarried parents, the father must honor his child support obligations once paternity has been established.
Adoptive parents have the same duties as biological parents in regards to child support obligations.
What are parents' obligations to their children?
Do I have to pay child support if my ex keeps me away from my kids?
How is the amount of child support calculated?
Once the court issues an order for support that is paid, can it be changed?
How is child support collected if the person responsible for paying moves to another state?
How does a court decide who will get custody of a child?
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