Child support establishes a duty to financially fulfill a child’s lifestyle needs as part of a divorce or paternity determination, for the secured financial future of the child/children. Regardless of who has custody, each parent must take care of the financial needs of the child. There are many guidelines that a court must follow in a child support case. In most cases, the court will order the non-custodial parent to pay child support to help the custodial parent in meeting the child’s needs. This support continues until the child reaches the age of eighteen. The court will calculate the amount of support.
In addition to the support obligation, the non-custodial parent is also required to provide and maintain the child’s/children’s health insurance coverage. If a change of circumstance occurs, either parent can petition the court to modify the child support order.
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