How does child support work in the US?

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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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When was child support in the US started?

\n. \n Answer \n. \nIn 1950, Congress passed the first Federal child support enforcement legislation requiring State welfare agencies to notify appropriate law enforcem

Does the mother qualify for child support if she works?

Parents have to pay child support if they are not the custodial parent of a child under 18--or still going to school. By law. There is not really any qualifying involved. Of c

Do you have to pay child support if you are not working?

You are still responsible for the ordered amount. It will accrue for every month you do not pay, so I suggest getting a job, you bum Depends on the situation and the country

Can you get child support if the father is not working?

Each state has it's own guidelines and laws regarding child support, but in most states as long as the absent parent is capable of working a minimum wage job, ( not disabled)

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