Taking care of a child is a difficult but rewarding endeavor. Aside from the emotional and physical issues that a child may have to confront throughout their life, they also have many basic day-to-day needs that must be taken care of to ensure that they can live a happy and safe life.
In Missouri, custodial parents who are taking care of their kids on their own may be able to secure child support payments for them from their kids’ other l parent.
Child support is the payment of money to a child for the child’s expenses. Custodial parents contribute to their children’s financial welfare by virtue of having the children live in their homes, and child support can supplement their expenses through contributions from the kids’ noncustodial parents. It can be used in many different ways to help a child grow.
For example, child support can be applied to the costs of sheltering a child and keeping them fed. These basic forms of support are imperative to keeping the child healthy, but child support can be used for other costs as well. It may be applied to a child’s school tuition and supplies’ costs, the expenses a parent incurs when they must transport their child to school or activities, any medical costs the child incurs, and costs associated with keeping the child entertained and in after school activities.
Every child deserves to be supported by their parents, even if those parents do not live with them. Custodial parents who wish to have child support paid from their kids’ other parents can seek legal assistance to begin the process. Attorneys can help their clients work through the family law courts to get the financial help they need to support their children’s development.