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Visitation and Child Support

Click on a topic below: Do I have to allow visitation if the other parent does not pay the child support? If I visit my child often, do I pay less child support? What if there is a child support order, but no visitation order? How do I ask the court for a visitation order? How do I know if the court made visitation or child support orders for my case? What if there are no court orders for our child? more...

What if I am behind in my child support payments?

If you do not pay child support as ordered by the court, you can be brought back to court. Read this article to see what can happen to you, and what you should do. What can happen to me if I am behind in my child support payments? I have to go to court because I am behind in my child support payments. What should I expect? I lost my job because I am sick. Do I still have to pay child support? more...

Who claims the child as a dependent for tax purposes?

In general, the custodial parent claims the child for tax purposes. If the court does not make any orders about the tax deduction, then the custodial parent automatically claims the child as a dependent for tax purposes. The IRS income tax rules say that the parent having custody for the greater portion of the calendar year receives the deduction. A court, can, however, order that the non-custodial parent be allowed to claim the child for tax purposes. more...

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