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Posts tagged "Child Support"

What child support obligations do same-sex parents have?

Same-sex couples fought for years to have the right to marry -- and family law is slowly catching up with the fact that same-sex couples now have that right. However, reinterpreting the law in light of social changes can be difficult -- and it can leave plenty of same-sex couples confused about both their rights and their obligations after a divorce.

How does Hawaii compare to other states regarding child support?

Every divorced parent has a picture of how they think child support and custody of the children will work -- but that picture can be heavily distorted not only by the stories of others but the geographical area in which you happen to live.

Child support is for necessities, not extras

Child support is money meant to provide for the kids, and it often works to even out the input from both parents. You have the kids living with you 90 percent of the time, for instance, and your spouse pays support so that you're both contributing to the costs.

What do you do when a noncustodial parent won't pay support?

A lot of newly divorced parents are puzzled about the relationship between child support and child visitation -- but it's important not to confuse the two. Otherwise, you may make several mistakes that could put you back in court.

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