Child support is based on the needs of the child(ren) and the parents’ ability to pay the support. The Court may, at any time, order either or both parents who owe a duty of support to a child to pay support to the other parent or, in the case of both parents, to the person with custody in accordance with the child support guidelines. The amount of child support may vary by five percent (5%) above or below the guideline amount. The Court may vary the amount of child support only after considering all relevant factors, including the needs of the child and the ability of each parent to pay child support. Child support is a right of the child. The Court will modify child support only if there is a substantial change in circumstances. If a parent fails to pay the ordered child support, the other parent may enforce the order of support, which may result in a contempt proceeding against the parent who failed to pay.
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Understanding Child Support
A child support order specifically provides what the parent must pay or do to support their child. Enforcing a child support order means getting the parent to comply with the court order.