What makes a person eligible for child support?
Being eligible for child support depends on whether your children qualify for child support, whether the other parent can be made liable and the amount of care you provide.
Can a non custodial father withhold child support?
A common complaint of non-custodial fathers is that their ex refuses to honor custody or visitation orders. In this situation, there is a temptation to withhold child support, but this is not allowed. Child support payments and visitation are considered by law to be separate issues.
Why do parents change their mind about child support?
There are several reasons why parents would change their mind about child support parents. The parents get back together: If the parents reconcile, there would be no reason for one parent to continue to receive child support payments.
What do fathers need to know about child support?
Although in some situations, mothers pay child support to custodial fathers, in the vast majority of cases, mothers are the custodial parents and non-custodial fathers pay child support. So, how does the child support system work, and what does a father need to know in order to manage his obligations?
Who is the custodial parent in child support?
Child support is money paid by a parent to help with the financial needs of a child when the parents don’t live together anymore. The parent who the child lives with most of the time is often called the custodial parent. The other parent is often called the non-custodial parent.
Who are the staff at child support services?
Child Support Services staff act in the public interest and do not represent either side of a child support case. A complete list of services provided can be found here; these services are provided at little or no cost. If you are thinking of opening a case, or have been named in a child support case, contact us right away.
Where can I get updates on child support?
For non-child support related COVID-19 updates, please go directly to those agency or business websites. The most current and accurate information will be posted by each agency or business. You intercepted the paying parent’s first federal stimulus payment. When will you send me my child support payment? (updated 3-24-2021)
Can a parent open a child support case?
Either parent or any guardian of a child can open a child support case, whether or not there is an existing child support order, and a case is automatically opened when a child receives public assistance.