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Child support modifications are sometimes necessary

Child support orders are set based on the financial situation and needs of the children at the time of the order. It is possible that the situation and the child's needs might change as the years go by. When this occurs, a modification of the order is necessary.

Specific requirements are found in child support orders

Both parents need to help financially support their children. While this is easy when they live in the same house, there are often challenges when they divorce. Because there has to be some type of plan for who is going to pay for what, a child support order is a part of the split. This helps to ensure that both parents know what to expect and sets the obligations for both parents.

Child support orders should be detailed

Parents who go through a divorce will likely have to address the matter of child support. In Pennsylvania, these payments go through a centralized system unless both parties agree to handle the matter privately. Some cases go through the Domestic Relations Office via an Application for Child Support.

Understand the terms in your child support order

One of the difficult aspects of divorce is settling any factors related to the children. In many cases, this means determining the parenting time schedule that will be followed. This can also impact the child support that is ordered in a case. Thus, financial support is often a hot topic in the divorce. We know that this is a complex issue to have to think about.

Travel costs are a factor with long-distance parenting plans

Long-distance parenting situations provide some challenges for both parents. It is imperative that you and your ex work together so that your children can have the love and support they need to thrive. One consideration to think about when you know that distance is going to be a factor in the situation is the expense of getting the child from one home to the other.

Considerations for child support payments

Child support payments are made by one parent to the other to help cover the expenses of raising the kids. Since they are paid to the parent and not the child, it is easy for the paying person to forget that they are for the children. There are some things that both of them must remember about this financial matter.

If you can't pay child support, are you a 'deadbeat dad?'

The term "deadbeat dad" gets thrown around a lot when people do not pay child support, but it is somewhat stereotypical. It is possible, of course, for both mothers and fathers to fail in their obligations to pay child support. The term is generally applied to men because they have historically been ordered to pay support more often than women, but that is not always the case in the modern world, where women work more often than they did in previous generations.

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