When a marriage ends in divorce or separation, there is no issue more important to all parties than taking care of the children involved. Depending on the financial standing of the partners, and which party retains custody of the children, the court may award periodic monetary payments to be made to the custodial parent by the non-custodial parent. These payments are designated to cover child care expenses such as those required for food, shelter, clothing, education, and medication
Your qualified family law attorney will review the details of your case and prepare you for what to expect. He or she can assess all the variables involved, including the earning capacity of the custodial parent and the ability of the non-custodial parent to pay. The age of the children may also have a bearing on the terms of child support.
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