Easy Questions  
Free Legal Documents

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Support in Adna, WA

Frequently Asked Questions about Child Support in Adna, WA


Everyone has to pay their child support, and no matter if you're a Hollywood actor or anyone else, it's always a little bit more than you want to pay.
 
- Ethan Hawke


Child support (or child maintenance) is an ongoing, periodic payment made by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent for the upbringing and care of a child following the end of a marriage or other relationship. Child maintenance is paid directly to the custodial parent (not the child) for the care and support of the children of a relationship that has been terminated.

A parent has the same duty to pay child support irrespective of gender, so a mother is required to pay child support to a father just as a father must pay a mother. Where there is joint custody, the child is considered to have two custodial parents and no non-custodial parents. In this case, a custodial parent with a higher income and/or with less of the expenses of raising and supporting the child may be required to pay the other custodial parent. Either the State courts or a mutually negotiated settlement can determine the amount of the child support obligation.

Child support is often arranged as part of a divorce, marital separation, dissolution of marriage, annulment, determination of parentage or dissolution of a civil union and may supplement alimony (spousal support) arrangements.

FAQs on Child Support

Do fathers have the same right to child support as mothers?

Yes, child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. If you are a father with custody, you have the right to ask for child support from the mother. Each parent has a duty to support his or her children, and that duty doesn't discriminate between genders.

How long must a non-custodial parent pay child support?

Generally, a parent is responsible to support their children until they reach adulthood. More specifically, they must support a child until:

• the child reaches the age of 18 (and sometimes longer in special circumstances)

• the child is on active military duty

• the parent's rights and responsibilities have been terminated (e.g. when a child is adopted is adopted by someone else)


Do I have to pay child support if my ex doesn't allow me to see my kids?

Yes. Child support and custody / visitation are two separate issues. Every parent has an obligation to support his or her children. If your ex is interfering with your visitation or custodial rights, you may go back to court to have your rights enforced, but you should not miss any child support payments.


Is a father who never married the mother still required to pay child support?

If you are determined to be a child's parent, you are responsible for supporting the child, regardless of your relationship to the mother. It is your parental relationship to the child that matters. Many unmarried fathers acknowledge paternity by signing a voluntary declaration of paternity at the time of the child's birth or soon thereafter; some are determined to be parents after a paternity suit is filed and genetic testing establishes parentage. You will also be responsible for supporting the child if you have adopted the child.

Is a step-parent obligated to financially support his or her stepchildren?

No, a step-parent is not obligated to support step-children unless the step-parent legally adopts the children.

 
Personalize & Print a Free WA Last Will Download this Document
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
 
Personalize & Print a Free WA Living Will Download this Document
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Related Legal Services near Adna, WA
Crittenden William J Atty
300 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 628-9500
Attorneys
Groff Murphy Trachtenberg
300 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 628-9500
Litigation & Tort Attorneys, Attorneys
Dubester Judith
710 33rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 324-9457
Attorneys
Donnelly Kevin P
2014 E Madison St Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 341-9398
Criminal Law Attorneys, Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys
Donovan Thomas W
4818 Slayden Rd NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
(253) 988-8873
Attorneys
Erin Fairley, Attorney
121 Lakeside Ave S, Suite 108
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 535-7929
Elder Law Attorneys, Probate Law Attorneys, Estate Planning Attorneys
Lindquist Law, P
1708 Bellevue Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 709-7700
Personal Injury Law Attorneys, Attorneys
Dibartolo Laura L
13807 S Finney St
Medical Lake, WA 99022
(509) 299-7657
Attorneys
Seattle Community Law Center
1820 E Pine St Ste 200981
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 686-7252
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
L. M. Jones, LLC - LaDonna Jones
520 E Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 725-6940
Litigation & Tort Attorneys, Attorneys, Accident & Property Damage Attorneys, Personal Injury Law At
Farr Law Offices
3255 Griffin Ave
Enumclaw, WA 98022
(360) 825-6581
Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Attorneys, Business Law Attorneys, Estate Planning, Probate, & Livin
Leen & O'Sullivan, PLLC
520 East Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-6022
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Hart Trip
1224 Griffin Ave
Enumclaw, WA 98022
(360) 825-5581
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys
Cone Gilreath
105 E 1st St # 1
Cle Elum, WA 98922
(509) 674-5501
Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Ellis Darrel R
105 E 1st St # 1
Cle Elum, WA 98922
(509) 674-5501
Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Advocates Law Group, P
121 Lakeside Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 353-4625
Attorneys, Probate Law Attorneys, Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Attorneys, Legal Service Plans, Es
Squire Park Business Law Ofc
907 14th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 818-4473
Attorneys
Gearheard Law Office
1206 Wells St
Enumclaw, WA 98022
(360) 284-4359
Personal Injury Law Attorneys, Civil Litigation & Trial Law Attorneys, Attorneys
Bankruptcy Attorney For Seattle Area
530 E. Denny Way
East Union, WA 98122
(206) 504-3760
Bankruptcy Law Attorneys, Attorneys
Holland Dale J
1837 Cole St # B
Enumclaw, WA 98022
(360) 825-3757
Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys
Peel & Brimley
2014 E Madison St Ste 100
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 770-3339
Attorneys,  Legal Service Plans,  Business Law Attorneys,  Arbitration Services,  Real Estate Attorn
Brock Carpenter & Mc Guire
529 Morgan St
Davenport, WA 99122
(509) 725-3101
General Practice Attorneys, Attorneys, Legal Service Plans
Stenberg Ann
6109 21st Ave NE
Tacoma, WA 98422
(253) 952-2912
Attorneys, General Practice Attorneys
Schuchman Lisa E
520 E Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 325-2801
Attorneys
12Law.com   |  NASHVILLE, TN USA   |  CONTACT US