5 Child Support Misconceptions

Home / Family Law / 5 Child Support Misconceptions
5 Child Support Misconceptions
Changing family dynamics can be scary especially when child custody and support is involved. Whether you are new to the child support system or just thinking about revisiting a previous arrangement, JRS Law Firm family law attorneys will assist you through the process, and help you determine fact from fiction.
  1. Child support directly benefits the child- It is not a direct system. If a court suspects the person to whom the money is paid is misusing fund, modifications can be made to the child support agreement.
  2. Child support is tax deductible- The receiver cannot claim it as income and the payer cannot deduct it from their taxes. It is advised that the payer document each payment to prevent false accusations of nonpayment. The responsibility lies in the hands of the payer to prove payments were made.
  3.   Child support arrangements are final- Child support arrangements are never final and can always be modified. some examples of situations  that might warrant child support modification are disability or serious illness, financial circumstances, inheritance or a child is aging out.
  4.   Child support is handled at the federal level- There are no official guidelines in place. Each state has it’s own ways for handling child custody issues.
  5.  Your responsibility ends when your child turns 18- Child support does not automatically end when your child turns 18. Here in South Carolina, you may be ordered to continue to pay child support until your child turns 19 or graduates from high school, whichever comes first.
There are many factors to consider when it comes to child support, which is why it is helpful to hire an attorney like JRS Law Firm to be sure that you are provided with all of the knowledge you need in order to come to a fair agreement. Choosing the right law firm can be critical to your case.
Related Posts

Leave a Comment