Fast Facts on child support maintenance guidelines

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Photo of parent supporting the hands of a child, which underlines the importance of child support, an area of Family Law handled by the lawyers who can answer your questions about child support guidelines.#1: The non-custodial parent is obligated to pay child support in accordance with the federal child support guidelines.

#2: The required payments for child support can be altered whenever there is a change in custody arrangements or the activities of the children.

#3: Payments can be ordered even if a formal Court Order is not in place. 

#4: If you are a payor of Child Support payments, acting proactively is always better than being reactive. 

#5: Parents in a shared parenting arrangement often do not pay child support or pay a lower amount sometimes based on income of the parties.

#6: If your income has changed you should be applying for a variation of your child support order if you are the payor.

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