Noncustodial parents are required by law to pay a monthly allowance, or child support, to help the custodial parent cover their child’s expenses. An order of child support may follow a divorce or a determination of paternity. A court of law usually determines the payments, based on the percentage of income of both parents. Significant fines and even jail time can be imposed for a parent failing to keep up with the ordered payments. However, denying visitations and access to children cannot be threatened and carried out in order to receive child support payments.
If you are seeking to initiate or modify an existing child support order, please contact our firm so we can best provide assistance in establishing and protecting your rights.