CHILD SUPPORT

Child Support

Child support is money given to help in the cost of support of the child/ren. One parent may have sole or partial custody of the child/ren and receive child support from the other parent. Even if custody is joint, one party may be obligated to pay child support for the time during which the child/ren are in the custody of the other party. Many of the same factors considered in alimony are also considered for child support.