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it works like this. if you get a divorce, the husband has to pay child support. it is like this because when they made this husbands worked and wife stayed home so the wife needed money to support the child.

Added: The above is a VERY BASIC answer. In actuality, the assessment of child support COULD apply to either parent. It applies to both parents regardless of sex, and it is awarded on the basis of which parent (Mom or Dad) is the 'custodial parent' (i.e.: the parent with permanent custody of the child(ren)).
It is calculated on a standardized (for that particular state) sliding percentage scale taking into consideration both the contributing and receiving parents income. Child support is awarded by court order or by order of the Department of Child and Family Services, and the 'contributing' parent can have their pay garnished for the awarded amount every month. For information about your particular jurisdiction, contact the family division of your state civil court system.
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In Georgia when a child quits school and is working are you required to continue child support until the child reaches 18?

  Answer     The non custodial parent who is paying child support is legally bound to the terms of the support order until the terms are changed or the support i

Can rental property be used as income for child support?

ye, but like any business, not the gross income from it. It will be determinant based on any net profit, minus set asides for potential future expenses, such as replacement co

Can you file for Us citzenship if owe child support?

Yes, you can apply for U.S. citizenship if you owe child support, but you will need to supply proof either that you are current in your payments or that you are on a payment p

Can you get child support for an unborn child?

  Answer     No. Once the child is born to an unmarried couple, paternity needs to be established before a child support petition can be filed. It can be the vol

Can you file for citizenship if you owe child support in the US?

 The answer is probably YES, if it has not been reported to the Federal government or the state has not taken action against you. In most cases states do a lousy job at coll

What happens if child support money is not used on the child does the parent go to jail?

No they do not go to jail. Remember that child support also helps pay for housing, utilities, gas to go places as well as for items for the child. Like any budget, toys and ne

Do you still pay support if your child works?

If the child is providing more than 50% of his or her own financial support, then no, child support would not continue. However, if 50% or more of his or her financial support

If the father does not work can put him on child support?

In this economy, with so many out of work and losing unemployment benefits, orders are being put into place, but without an amount. The father has to regularly report his effo

What exactly is child support to be used for used for?

It seems most likely to be a self-defining issue. Child support, (typically) being monetary or other essentials assistance to their wife/husband (Depending on who has custody)

Do still pay child support if your child is working?

Yes of course. A minor does not have to support himself until he is 18yo. That is your obligation until then. In that case he could just stop working and be supported by you.