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Soon incarcerated parents may not have to pay child support

Parents who are required to pay child support don't always make their monthly payments like they are supposed to. For whatever reason, they may feel as though it is OK to ignore the fact that their child is growing and requires the aid of both parents financially, as well as in other ways. For parents who are behind bars, their failure to pay child support isn't always because of they do not want to, but for another reason.

Request child support from your child's other parent

There are a number of things that parents will disagree on when they are trying to raise a child together. It can be especially difficult to work together when the parents are separated, and one of them has custody of their child. They may have managed to find a custody arrangement that works best for the both of them, but when it comes to child support, parents don't always see eye to eye. However, no matter what the noncustodial parent may feel, the child needs to be supported by both parents, which is why the custodial parent should request child support.

How a modification in child support can help your child

Child custody and support can sometimes be touchy subjects for parents. Not only may the noncustodial parent be upset that they were not awarded custody of their child, they may not be too happy about having to pay child support either. In many cases, after a parent has been ordered to pay child support, they will continue to pay that specific amount until the agreement endsĀ or there is a request made by the other parent to increase the amount they are paying.

Larry Johnson's failure to pay child support costs him his home

Parents who are ordered to pay child support should always take responsibility and contribute financially to the life of their child. Even though many people step up and adhere to the child support order, there are some who make the decision to not pay child support. When they decide to do this they are affecting their child negatively, as there are parents out there who may not be able to support their child without the assistance of the other parent. Mothers and fathers may continue to ignore the fact that their child needs financial support, but sooner or later, they may have to face the consequences of their decision.

Request a modification in child support

Children are a huge responsibility for anyone who chooses to have them. Even when the parents are in the same home, it can be a real job to raise multiple children together, but when they are in separate homes, caring for the children can present even more difficulty. Not only are both parents expected to care for the child mentally, emotionally and physically, they are also expected to care for them financially. This is why it is important for parents who are required to pay child support to do so regardless of how much the payments may be.

How long may a parent be required to make child support payments?

Child custody is a common issue that two parents who are divorcing may face. Often times when one parent is awarded child custody, the other parent may have to pay child support. When this happens, there are certain laws pertaining to child support that each state and the parents must adhere to.

Which parent is responsible for child support?

When it comes to the topic of child support, there is often confusion about which parent will be required to pay. People often assume that just because a parent has the child full-time or is the custodial parent, that parent will be the one to get child support. Despite this common belief, child support is based mostly on the parent's income. What this means is that even though a parent is the primary caregiver of the child, they may still be ordered to pay child support due to their income being higher than the other parent.

How do courts calculate child support?

Child custody battles can sometimes be long and drawn out, especially if both parents want to be awarded full custody of their child. Even after courts make a decision about child custody, the battle may not be over. When a parent is awarded custody, it is common for the courts to also require that one parent pay child support. Just as there were factors examined to determine which parent will receive child custody, there are factors that need to be examined in order for courts to calculate how much to award in child support.

How a child support attorney can help with your case

When the divorce of two people occurs, if a child is involved, it is common for one parent to pay child support. The amount of this support is determined by the California Child Support Guidelines. This amount that one parent pays is what they can afford to contribute to their child financially, so they can continue to maintain a similar lifestyle to the one they had when his or her parents were married. This formula may be fair to most, but this doesn't always mean that what the child will be receiving is a fair amount to others, especially if the other parent can contribute more.

What federal laws says about child-support enforcement


Custodial parents throughout California can vouch for the importance of financial support from noncustodial parents when it comes to meeting children's educational, medical and everyday expenses. Unfortunately, delinquent noncustodial parents who fail to meet their child support obligations are a problem year in and year out.