Child support payments are required by law. Both parents are jointly responsible for paying child support until the dependent child reaches the age of 21. In this case, the non-custodial parent pays support to the custodial mother (the biological parent who has legal custody of the dependent child most of the times). However, the non-custodial parents can petition a court for reduced or waived child support payments. If the court is of the opinion that the custodial parents cannot afford or are unable to provide their children with a standard of living, then the non-custodial parents can apply for child assistance.For more information, visit their website at Child Support Attorney Phoenix.
There are various ways of availing of child assistance. Child assistance is available for a limited period of time and the amount of child assistance granted is usually decided by a judge. The non-custodial parents can also apply for child assistance benefits. Child assistance benefits come as an amount that the non-custodial parents can contribute to the support of their children. The benefit is payable in two forms: cash and in kind. The cash kind is the easier to receive and can be used for any number of purposes.
There are many benefits that come along with child assistance. Among them are lower medical expenses, lower school fees, and reduced housing costs. However, there are some drawbacks too. Most of these benefits are taxable and can result in an increase in the custodial parents’ tax liability. Also, the custodial parents can only claim an amount of child assistance that has been approved by the court. As a result of this, if the custodial parents refuse to provide a complete and satisfactory answer to questions asked by the non-custodial parents, they will be denied child assistance benefits. Therefore, before filing for a child assistance petition, you should consider hiring a child support attorney to assist you.
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