It depends on the type of joint custody. Custody is broken down into two subcategories- legal and physical. Legal custody is the ability to make decisions concerning the child and to act on the child's behalf. Physical custody is who the child lives with. Typically unless the child spends exactly 50 percent of the time with each parent, one parent is considered to have primary custody and the other parent to have secondary custody or visitation rights. Child support is based on who has primary physical custody, and that parent is typically awarded child support from the parent who has the child less since having the child more usually means that you provide for more of their needs as well.
In Alabama custody and visitation have nothing to do with child support. Not sure about other states.
The parent with physical custody receives child support from the other parent.The parent with physical custody receives child support from the other parent.The parent with physical custody receives child support from the other parent.The parent with physical custody receives child support from the other parent.
Difference in income
No, a new marriage has no affect on child support obligations.
Child support is determined according to state guidelines and physical custody is one of the factors used to determine the amount.
no, but might affect your custody.
The mother automatically have custody since there is no doubt she is the parent. The father have to establish paternity by doing a DNA test and then he can petition for visitation, custody and also pay child support.
No, the parent that originally had custody of the child no longer recieves child support after the custody arrangements change. However, the court must be notified of the change so the child support order can be modified. The parent with custody receives the child support.
The name given the child does not affect custody. The court looks at the ability of the parent to provide a stable environment with the means to support the child.
The child support is to "support the child"...figure it out.
No. Courts routinely award child support in cases where the parents have joint custody.