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Child Support Archives

Terminating child support

May is an exciting time for many families with high school graduations, acceptance letters from colleges and, for many non-custodial parents, the ending of child support obligations. Many non-custodial parents are unaware of the fact that legal action is required to actually stop the process whereby child support payments are withheld from their wages. Often times they don't realize this is the case until one or more payments has been withheld from their checks which should not have been taken out. Getting money back from an ex-spouse once they receive it can be difficult; it's important to make sure that you stop child support in a timely fashion.

What child support does not cover

If you are going through a divorce, there's a lot to keep track of. When kids are involved, it's easy to lose track of everything that has been settled and everything that still needs to be decided. One of the key ways to keep yourself on track is to understand what your child support will cover and what you need to make arrangements for with your co-parent. You can include these expenses in a parenting plan to make it easier to reference them, or you two can negotiate them as they arise. Just like everything else that arises from co-parenting after a divorce, it's generally easier if you plan ahead.

Child Support 101

The issue of support, who gets it, how much they get, and for how long is a constant theme in most of the family law cases our office handles. That being said, we've provided you some basic information to consider regarding child support.