Child Support

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Collecting Past-Due Child Support P...

If a non-custodial parent owes you money for child support, both the federal government and your state government are on your side. In most cases, you must re...Read more

How To Modify a Child Support Agree...

Either parent can ask the court to modify a child support agreement. Whether the court will actually grant your request is another matter. Child support laws ...Read more

How Child Support Affects Your Taxe...

Child support is one of the most complicated areas of family law because every state calculates it in a different way. Only federal law is consist...Read more

Child Support

Child Support

The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of a Parent

As a parent, you are used to making decisions for your minor child and taking care of your minor child. As long as all goes well, you probably don't think much about your legal rights and responsibili ... Read more

Steps to Take When Child Support Is Past Due

When a non-custodial parent fails to comply with a court order and make timely child support payments, here’s what you can do. Garnishment of Wages Whenever child support is ordered, t ... Read more

Children Have Legal Rights

In most states, for legal purposes, a child is a person under the age of 18. A few states set the age of majority at 17 or 19. Children who are living with their parents have the right to receive basi ... Read more

When Parents Are Unmarried

In many states, the biological fathers of children born to unmarried parents have few or no rights unless they take legal steps to ask for them. The law usually assumes that a man is a child's father ... Read more

Child Support and Public Assistance

Raising children is expensive, and not all custodial parents can make ends meet, especially if they're out of work or employed at a minimum wage job. When a parent who is receiving child support reach ... Read more

Additional Child Support Topics

Additional Child Support Topics