Asking yourself what child support is and who is obliged to pay it? You don’t know whether you are eligible for child support and what should be the amount of it? This article is meant to provide you with all the information you need.
Family law defines child support as a periodic payment made by non-custodial parent, also called “obligor” or paying parent, to the parent that has primary custody of the child (“obligee“) or receiving party. Usually the obligor is the non-custodial parent. Child support can be paid by a father to a mother or by a mother to the father, there is no gender requirement for that. In the case of joint custody, a custodial parent may be obliged to pay the other custodial parent. Child support is meant for:
- food, clothes
- medical care
- educational expenses
The amount of child support is determined by Child Support Agreements. A typical child support agreement includes the amount, duration and frequency of payments and which parent is responsible for the payments. Avoid entering into an oral agreement. If future disputes arise on account of amount of money that should be payed, the court will not be able to recognize it. If you need legal help, you should contact an experienced lawyer who will act in your best interests. Come to Legal Bistro and find the right one for you.