Child Support: Just The Facts
If you are a non-custodial parent, chances are you have some questions about child support. How is it calculated? What does it cover? When do payments need to be made? And, perhaps most importantly, how can I make sure that my payments are being used for my child’s needs and not the other parent’s lifestyle?
At Meason Law Office, we understand that child support can be a complex and confusing issue. We also know that it is a crucial part of ensuring that your child has the financial support they need to thrive. That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide to child support, just the facts.
How is child support calculated?
Child support is calculated using a formula that takes into account the incomes of both parents, the number of children involved, and the amount of time each parent spends with the child. The state’s child support guidelines are designed to ensure that children receive a fair and reasonable level of financial support from both parents.
What does child support cover?
Child support payments are intended to help cover the costs of raising a child, including food, clothing, shelter, and other basic needs. In some cases, child support payments may also be used to help pay for childcare expenses, educational costs, or extracurricular activities.
When are child support payments due?
Child support payments are typically due on the first of each month. If the first of the month falls on a weekend or holiday, payments may be due on the next business day.
How can I make sure my child support payments are being used for my child’s needs?
There are a few steps you can take to make sure your child support payments are being used for your child’s needs. First, you can talk to your child’s other parent and come to an agreement about how the payments will be used. You can also work with a mediator or lawyer to develop a parenting plan that includes a section on child support. If you have a court order for child support, you can request that the court review the order and make changes if necessary. You can also contact your state’s child support enforcement agency to ask about their procedures for monitoring child support payments. By taking these steps, you can help ensure that your child support payments are being used for your child’s needs.
If you have any further questions about child support or if you need assistance with calculating or enforcing child support payments, our experienced family law attorneys can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Marty Meason is a divorce attorney, family law attorney, criminal defense attorney, estate planning attorney, child support attorney, and DUI attorney serving Washington, Nowata, Osage, and Rogers counties. Whether you live in Pawhuska, Claremore, Bartlesville, Nowata, Collinsville, Dewey, Ramona, Ochelata, or another nearby city, we can help you get justice! Call our office today to schedule a consultation.
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