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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?

    Answer     In 1950, Congress passed the first Federal child support enforcement legislation requiring State welfare agencies to notify appropriate law en

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)

Does child still get child support if working?

Child support is dependent upon the age of the child, not the employment of the child.  Also, technically, it is not the child who gets child support, it is the child's custo