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Child Support – knowing your rights and obligations

Facing the end of a marriage can be an emotionally charged time with many critical and complex issues to be tackled. When children are also involved, the stakes are even higher.  Going through a divorce means having to address matters surrounding child custody, support, and visitation. These decisions are both psychologically taxing and difficult to face alone. Who do the children live with, how does relocation impact well-being and what financial measures should be adopted to care for dependents are just a sample of the multifaceted questions that need solutions.

Why Failure To Pay Child Support Can Land You in Prison

Child support ranks among the most contested issues as far as divorce is concerned. This is basically the monthly payment that is given to the custodial party when a married couple divorces. More often than less, issues pertaining to child support are contested since it is usually hard for the divorcing parties to reach an amicable financial settlement. If caught up in such a situation, it is imperative that you hire a child support lawyer who will make the entire process less intricate.

Factors considered in a child support disputes

Spouses embroiled in a child support dispute tend to have strong opinions about how much child support ought to be paid. Usually, the paying spouse feels it's fair to pay less, and the receiving spouse feels it's fair to receive more. At Rosen & Rosen, we have represented spouses on both sides of these disputes -- and we're intimately familiar with the complex legal and personal perspectives that go into such matters.

Child support: More than a monthly check

Child support does support children and their activities, but that doesn't mean it covers everything a child needs. There are circumstances where parents may want to pitch in extra to support a child's new hobby or extracurricular activities. A problem some families have is that when one person pays support, that person might think that is the only monetary obligation. Realistically, that money only evens out the child's living conditions; it doesn't take the place of all related costs or situations.

What are the advantages of electronic payments?

There are a few different ways to make child support payments; don't assume that you have to write or receive checks in all cases, though this is the traditional method. One other option that has gained a lot of traffic lately is the use of electronic payment methods. You can think of this similarly to online transfers with sites like PayPal or direct deposit transfers made from an employer to an employee.

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