child support

  

Definition

Payments made to the custodial parent as a method of compensating the parent for the expenses associated with raising and sheltering a child. Child support payments are determined by a court of law and are based on the income level of the other parent. Current laws imposed stiff fines and even possible jail time for a parent’s failure to make child support payments.

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  • The girl wanted him to pay child support because of how little money she had and how much anger she had towards him.

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  • The defendant was forced to pay child support so it was automatically deducted from his bank account by the state and the employer.

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  • If you have kids and then get a divorce you may have to pay child support which can be taken right out of your paycheck.

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