child support

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Noun1.child support - court-ordered support paid by one spouse to the other who has custody of the children after the parents are separated
support payment - a payment made by one person for the support of another
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8220;If you favour the child support of $100, then you do not support Canada's child-support guidelines in force since May 1997.
For more than a decade, Los Angeles County sent child-support bills to Thomas Marion Smith, and he paid them, believing the money was supporting his daughter while she lived with her mother.
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Parents can now expect to collect child-support payments easier and faster as a result of a new Quad-City office being operated jointly by the states of Iowa and Illinois.
Nearly two years ago, the Monthly reported on widespread problems at the state agencies charged with collecting and distributing child-support money.
Recent changes in child-support laws are helping single parents track down elusive spouses who owe thousands in unpaid, but court-ordered, child support.
Perhaps there is basis for building a strategy that could raise single families with children ou of poverty through better child-support enforcement coupled with child-support assurance.
Only $50 of the $1,000 payment each month will be treated as alimony; the other $950 will be treated as a "substitute" child-support payment.
State Controller Kathleen Connell, chairwoman of the Franchise Tax Board, called a special meeting to solicit input regarding SB 542 (Burton) and AB 196 (Kuehl), proposed legislation that would considerably expand the duties of the FTB in regards to the collection of delinquent child-support payments.
If you agree with the child support of $1,000 and disagree with the child support of $2,000, then you do not support Canada's Child-Support Guidelines in force since May 1st, 1997.
DCFS did not contact the child-support department until 2001 to inquire about the father's location, records show.
8 billion in collections of delinquent child-support payments under a House-approved measure that slashes federal funds for enforcement, officials said Friday.
In February 2004, the Association for Children for Enforcement of Support (ACES), the largest child-support organization in the nation, presented Attorney General Mike Cox with its Golden Hearts Award.