Even football stars must pay child support

Child support amounts are computed based on multiple factors including the parents’ incomes and the child’s daily and extracurricular expenses. If you are divorced or separated from your spouse and your child is under the custody of your ex-wife or husband, you have probably been ordered to pay child support in order to ensure the...

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Unpaid child support: Strategies for Missouri custodial parents

In 2009, the Office of Child Support Enforcement reported that unpaid child support totaled $108 billion nationwide. Those are the most recent statistics, but it's safe to assume that many non-custodial parents are still not meeting their child support obligations. Taking legal steps to enforce a support order may be a last resort for some...

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Does paying child support give you the right to visitation?

There’s a potential irony in the Missouri family law system that has caught a lot of fathers off guard when it comes to issues of child custody and visitation rights. That irony lies in how the court defines your connection to the child; and as many fathers are finding out, it’s this definition that is...

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