By law, non-custodial parents must pay a monthly allowance, or Child Support, to help the father in custody to cover the cost of the child. An order for the Child Support can be given after a divorce or a paternity. This section includes general information about the act of Child Support, in addition to a glossary of legal terms and a basic manual on how a lawyer specializing in child support can help you.

Fatherhood

Fatherhood: Introduction to Paternity

The “paternity” refers to the determination of who is the father of a child. While the identity of the biological mother of a child tends to be, by nature, easy to determine, the identity of …
Checklist to pay child support

Checklist to pay child support

The child support that you pay aid to your children to be healthy, fed and well cared for. Failure to meet these payments can bring devastating consequences, both for you and for your family. Use …
Child support: What is Included

Child support: What is Included?

There is a misconception that child support should only cover the child’s basic needs, such as food and clothing. In reality, the child support (or child support) must cover a range of expenses, which may …
Child support of a Minor by Court Order

Child support of a Minor by Court Order

In most states, a minor has the legal right to receive financial support from their parents since their birth until they reach 18 years of age, whether their parents are married, legally separated, divorced or …
Maintenance of a Child: Basic Concepts

Maintenance of a Child: Basic Concepts

When a couple with children separates or divorces, or when is a single dad and have custody of the children, the court may order the non-custodial parent (the parent who does not live with the …