The Court can order one parent to pay child support
to the other parent in a custody or divorce proceeding. Child support
is based on the gross income of each of the parents as well as how much time they spend with the child(ren). Additionally, the Court can make orders relating to the payment of child care, out of pocket medical expenses and extracurricular activities for the minor children. It is imperative to seek an early award of child support
from the Court and obtain a wage garnishment order to ensure that child support is received on time. Furthermore, if you are the parent paying child support, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced family law attorney
to ensure that the proper figures are used in calculating guideline child support and that enforceable termination language is included in any order.