Alabama Child Support

Find out how to apply for child support in Alabama, how child support is calculated, and about enforcement and modification of child support orders in Alabama.

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California Child Support

California child support is determined using a mandatory guideline, and child support levels in California can be very high. If you are considering divorce or filing for child support in California, read this guide for more information on California child support law.

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If a parent doesn’t pay for child support, can child visitation be stopped?

Although child visitation may not be eliminated, there are consequences if a parent who owes child support fails to make payments. The parent’s wages may be withheld through a wage assignment; he may be denied the issuance or renewal of a passport; his credit rating may be negatively affected; he may be denied an issuance or renewal of a driver’s or professional license; a lien may be filed on his property; and his benefits may be used to pay for the owed child support.

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Is child support taxable?

Child support income is not taxable, but navigating the waters of IRS law can be taxing. Each year, IRS laws are slightly amended, significantly altered, or completely done away with. For these reasons, among others, it is important to do your homework before assuming that any form of income (or payments made to you) are taxable or non-taxable.

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Georgia Child Support

Georgia child support is similar to child support in most states in that there are guidelines in place to determine child support amounts, child support is withheld directly from the paying parent’s paycheck, and support orders may be changed if there is a change of circumstances warranting a change in support levels.

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Maryland Child Support

Maryland has an income share model in place to determine child support. To determine the required amount of support, first the combined income of both parents is calculated.

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New York Child Support

New York child support may be ordered by courts as a result of divorce or when one parent is non-custodial, which means that the other parent provides the primary residence for the child. For more in depth information about child support in New York, including calculating child support, changing child support and enforcing a child support order, read on.

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