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Do I Still Owe Child Support if I Never Married My Baby’s Mother?

In paternity cases, it’s easy to know who the mother is. That’s not always the case for the father. Men might question their obligation to raise a child outside of marriage. What if the child isn’t theirs? What are their roles and responsibilities if they aren’t married to the mother? We have the answers to […]

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How to Stay Out of Court Over Child Care Disputes

Raising kids is always a challenge—even happily married couples won’t see eye-to-eye on everything. But you don’t have to go to court when you and your ex disagree on child-related issues. In fact, the court system would rather you work out a solution without their help. Co-parenting debates clog up the judicial system and prevent […]

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Working on Child Support After Losing a Job

Job loss doesn’t automatically free a non-custodial parent from their monthly child support payments. Additional fines and legal troubles result if the parent doesn’t amend their child support payment in the right way. So what’s a parent to do when their income doesn’t meet their financial obligations? Any co-parent who has suffered a significant change […]

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What if Your Child Wants to Live With the Other Parent?

If you’re like most parents, preserving a close relationship with your child after your divorce tops your priority list. Despite your best efforts as a parent, don’t be surprised if your child utters, whines, or outright yells something close to: “I want to go live with [insert your ex’s title here]!” How should a stressed-out, […]

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Setting a Rumor Straight: Child Support Ends at Age 18

It’s a well-circulated rumor that child support automatically ends when the supported child turns 18 years old. For some, that magic number holds true, but not for everyone, of course. The age at which a parent no longer has to pay child support varies from state to state and depends on several factors: State laws […]

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Can a Parent Go to Jail for Not Paying Child Support?

In short, yes. Withholding child support payments can result in a jail sentence. Serving time in jail may sound like an overly harsh punishment to some, but sometimes that kind of negative motivation is necessary to convince others to act in good faith. However, rarely does any one action (or inaction) boil down to one […]

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Adding Up Child Support Expenses

Child support covers the basic necessities for children, such as food, shelter, and clothing. Courts calculate payments based on different factors unique to each case and state, but most consider income and custody time to determine what’s fair. However, if co-parents can strike a bargain with one another, the court system often goes along with […]

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Want to Know How to “Win” Joint Custody and Child Support in Your Divorce?

There’s something you need to know before you or your spouse contact a lawyer or file a divorce petition with the court system. Knowing this could increase your odds of getting what you want most in your divorce settlement…happy, well-adjusted kids. Not to mention, it will save you countless months, money, and migraines. If you […]

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Steps For How To Pay Child Support

How To Pay Child Support: Easy, Step-By-Step Guide If you were wondering about the specific steps for how to pay child support, this post will walk you through everything. In addition, you will learn exactly how to make child support payments (and receive them) conveniently online. Managing Child Support Doesn’t Have To Be Complicated! Paying […]