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Things to consider when requesting child support

Being a parent is rewarding, but it can also be stressful from time to time. Children grow every day and their needs are constantly changing, so more and more money will be spent as time goes on. With this being the case, parents may find it necessary to request child support from their child's other parent if they are not currently getting help from them.

Sherri Shepherd loses child support appeal

Every day, around the world, there are babies being born to parents who are excited about their arrival, but also some who are terrified. Bringing a child into this world is a big decision for any couple to make, so when they are considering it, they should really think about why they want to have a baby. Even when two people believe that they want a baby together, that doesn't mean they don't change their minds once they see that the relationship isn't working out. It is in these types of situations that some parents abandon their responsibilities and try to leave the child to grow up with only one parent in their life.

How to report a misuse of child support

After the custody battle has ended, and parents have figured out an arrangement, it is likely that child support will be the next topic to discuss. Not all parents are thrilled about having to pay support, but knowing this money will be going towards ensuring their child is cared for the way they should be, they realize its importance and make the payments without hesitation. Some people may not want to pay child support because they simply don't believe it is fair. However, some parents choose not to make payments because they know that the parent who is caring for the child full-time is not using the child support money on the child.

What is the procedure for ending child support payments?

Being a parent is complicated, so it's normal for people to have a lot of questions. Depending on the situation they may find themselves in, parents may have even more questions because they are not a couple, but still have to find a way to co-parent and raise their child together. Often, this means paying child support and finding ways to give the child the care they need until they can care for themselves.

Report your former spouse for failure to pay child support

When two people have a child together, it is important that they work together to care for him or her, whether they are married, in a relationship, divorced or living separately. Even though it is ideal for parents to cooperate and do what they should, not everyone does.

Can college expenses be included in child support?

After a child graduates high school, they have the option of the going to college and furthering their education. This isn't always an option that people take advantage of, but when they do, both the child and the parents will quickly realize just how expensive college can be. From tuition and books to travel and room and board, it does not take much for the money to add up.

What income sources can be used to determine child support?

If parents don't see eye to eye, any topic regarding their children can be stressful to discuss. One common point of contention is the topic of child support. Sometimes, the paying parent may feel he or she is being required to pay an unfairly excessive amount. But the amount arrived at by the court is typically contingent upon a person's assets and perceived ability to pay.

The right and wrong way to spend child support

It is a common misconception that child support is designed to cover the basic necessities of life. Child support is actually intended to be spent on a wide variety of expenses. While it is the hope of every paying parent that their child support payments are going to the direct benefit of their children, the spending habits of one parent may have the other questioning their decisions.

Consequences for failing to pay child support

When two people have a child together, planned or not, that child is the responsibility of both parents. Not only should they be working together to raise the child in a safe, loving environment, they should also be making sure the child's needs are being met mentally, emotionally and financially. This is something that all parents are aware of, but there are many who still fail to care for their child and give them the support they need financially. When a parent ignores their responsibility and decides not to pay child support, there are a number of ways their child is still able to get the money they need to be properly cared for by both of their parents.

How child support can be used by custodial parents

Raising a child is a huge responsibility that not everyone may be ready for when it happens. Despite parents not being ready to have a child, they must contribute in a number of different ways to the child's life before and after they are born. If two parents are no longer together, one parent may be asked to contribute by paying child support.