So it's been decided the divorce is happening. What about the kids? How can you afford to support them? The court system in your state awards child support .
What is child support?
Child support is the monthly amount the court orders a child's noncustodial parent to pay the parent who has been awarded primary custody. This money assists in paying the child's expenses like food, housing and medical expenses. Each state has it's own guideline to determine the amount awarded.
What if I share 50/50 custody?
Yes, if you share 50/50 custody you can still request child support. In cases where parents have a disparity in income, the court may order child support. Where one parent makes more than the other, the court may believe it’s not fair to the children to rely on the lower-earning parent’s income alone while in their care.
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