Child Support

Child support refers to payments made by one legal parent of a child(s) to the other legal parent towards the cost of caring for and raising a minor child.

Generally speaking, the parent that makes child support payments is called the child's non-custodial parent, while the parent that receives payments is called the custodial parent.

A child support order is a legally binding document that requires a parent to pay a certain amount in child support on a regular basis.