After most divorces involving children, it is typical for both parents
to want to remain involved in their children's lives regardless of
who retains primary custody. However, the ability to financially support
a child can become strenuous if proper child support payments are not
Each state has their own rules and guidelines for determining child support
after a divorce or separation. Typically the custodial parent will be
child support payments from the noncustodial parent to help pay for the expenses of
a minor child. Child support payments are intended to solely benefit the
child or children and they should not be used for other expenses. If the
custodial parent is also entitled to spousal support, that will be paid
in the form of
alimony in a separate agreement.
Parents can reach their own agreements regarding child support if they
are able to do so amicably or through a mediator. Otherwise, a divorce
court judge will determine who should receive custody and what child support
payments should be made in order to ensure the well-being of the child
or children in question.
Should you decide to seek child support, it is important that you retain
the services of a Jacksonville family lawyer who can help you obtain the
payments you need to provide for your children. To get legal assistance,
contact Hutchinson Law today.