About Child Support

Child Support in the United States

The law governing child support in the United States varies state-by-state and tribe-by-tribe among Native Americans; each individual state and federally recognized tribe is responsible for developing its own guidelines for determining child support. In the US, child support is the ongoing obligation for a periodic payment made directly or indirectly by an (“obligor” or paying parent or payer) to an (“obligee”or receiving party or recipient) […]

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Supervised Visitation

Supervised visitation allows parents in high conflict or high risk situations access to their children in a safe and supervised environment. The noncustodial parent has access to the child only when supervised by another adult. Supervised visitation is used to protect children from potentially dangerous situations while allowing parental access and providing support for the parent child relationship. […]

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About Child Custody

Child custody and guardianship are legal terms which are used to describe the legal and practical relationship between a parent and his or her child, such as the right of the parent to make decisions for the child, and the parent’s duty to care for the child. Residence and contact issues typically arise in proceedings involving divorce (dissolution of marriage), annulment and other legal proceedings where […]

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Private Child Support Agencies

Many parents face the challenge of collecting child support, and can’t afford to hire an attorney and aren’t seeing results from government child support service agencies. Another option may be a private child support collection agency. A private agency can be the right solution, but you need to understand the services provided, and the fees […]

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