Do you need help with child support payments?
Child support is a mandatory periodic payment made by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent to help pay for the child's well-being. It is based on the belief that both parents must financially support their children, regardless of whether or not the child is living with the person who is required to pay child support. The amount of money a noncustodial parent must pay the custodial parent is set on a case-by-case basis or by a formula that can determine the amount parents should pay to financially support their child.
Non-custodial parents often have to pay child support until their child has reached legal age, joins the military, or until the court decides that their child is emancipated. If a child has special needs, the non-custodial parent may be required to pay child support years after the child has reached adulthood. Our Colorado Springs divorce attorney at McKinney & Associates can help individuals who are in the divorce process and are facing child support issues, as well as help those who require aid with other family law issues.