When children are part of any separation, most parents are aware that based on the child custody arrangement determined by the family court, one parent, typically the non-custodial parent, will be mandated to pay the custodial parent child support to help with the upbringing to the child.
No one doubts that taking care of one's children is in the best interest of the child. Depending on the custody arrangement, typically a non-custodial parent, that is, the parent who does not have physical custody of the child, is obligated by law to pay child support to the custodial parent for the upbringing of the child. However, sometimes the system may not work as expected.
As people look forward to the New Year, most hope for change and a better future for not only themselves but also their children. However, for some, particularly those embattled in the child support and custody issues, the challenges 2013 presented may trickle into the New Year.
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Many divorced and separated parents with minor children are aware that depending on the custodial arrangement, the non-custodial parent may be court-ordered to pay the custodial parent child support. Paying child support is not only in the best interest of the child involved, but it also lets the non-custodial parent share in the financial costs of raising a child. However, there are times when child support disputes between parents arise or the parent ordered to pay child support may be unable to make the payment due to a change in circumstances.
Disputes surrounding child custody and support can arise between parents anytime for a variety of reasons, and can affect people from all walks for life. Florida residents familiar with rapper Chief Keef will find it interesting to learn that according to reports, recently the 18-year-old rapper was held in contempt of court for failure to make child support payments.
When parents divorce, child support payments help the custodial parent manage a child's everyday expenses, as well as costs related to education, childcare and medical expenses. Failure to pay child support in accordance with an order may result in garnishment of one's wages, withholding of tax refunds, suspension of one's driver's license, impact on occupational licenses and in some cases jail time.
Most non-custodial parents in Florida are aware of the importance of one's obligation to pay child support in a timely manner. They are typically ordered to pay the custodial parent child support to help with expenses and costs associated with raising the child or children. However, what many may not realize is that there are potentially serious consequences of not paying court-ordered child support.
Recently, many basketball fans participated in the Miami Heat championship celebration, and some may have seen Miami Heat star, Chris Bosh hold up the NBA championship trophy atop a double decker bus. Despite all the jubilation, what most fans may not know is that Chris Bosh is embroiled in a child custody battle with his ex-girlfriend.
Most people are aware that typically a non-custodial parent is required to pay child support to the custodial parent. In today's hard economy, however, a parent court-ordered to make child support payments may not be able to do so in a timely manner or make the payment in the exact amount ordered by the court. Additionally, parents required to pay child support may not be aware of the penalties they can face for failing to pay child support, such as the suspension of a driver's license or even jail time.