Establish Child Support Orders
The purpose of establishing child support orders is to determine how much money each parent should contribute for the care of the child.
Factors to think about when stipulating an agreement for a child support order:
¤ Placement - where the child lives
¤ Visitation - which nights of the week does the child stay with each parent
¤ Custody - who makes decisions on health care, school, etc.
¤ Child Support Obligation - based on placement and visitation
¤ Arrearage - unpaid child support
¤ Past Due Support - support due from time between date of application and court order
¤ Health Care - who carries insurance and who pays unpaid health costs
¤ Tax Deduction - who gets deduction and when