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  • Collecting & Paying Child Support Informational Section
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    Child Support Related Downloads:

    State Specific Child Support Calculation Handbooks - Accurate & Up-To-Date!
    These books will explain in detail how child support works in each respective state. It will focus on the rights each father, mother and child has under certain laws, situations, and circumstances, and how child support is calculated using the official state child support guidelines.

    State Specific Child Support Calculation Reports - Accurate & Up-To-Date!
    You answer the questions on-line and submit your order - We use the information to Calculate the Child Support (view report contents after choosing your state) - You receive your "Calculation Report" with Full Explanation of Calculation and State Guideleines priority mail in a confidential envelope within four (4) business days.

    The Child Support Handbook (2002 Edition) - Ships in 24 hours or Download
    When divorce is inevitable, you must make sure that you and your child(ren) are getting what you deserve! The goal of this book is to make sure you understand what support obligation is in the best interest of your child(ren).
    Divorce Source/ Hardcover or Download
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    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - A Guide to Child Support Enforcement Against Military Personnel
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - Emancipation to Release a Parent From a Child Support Obligation
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - Interstate Enforcement of Support: A Short Primer
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act: Comprehensive Update
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - The Child Support Obligations of Grandparents
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - Construction & Enforcement of College Tuition in Agreements
    CURRENT DOWNLOAD MANUAL - Child Support Guidelines: Deviating for Private School Expenses

    State Specific Separation Agreements & Filing Instructions - 4 great options!
    Some people choose to have a Lawyer draft a separation agreement for them, but we have three great options which will provide you with the instructions and tools to easily draft, execute and file your own separation agreement.

    State Specific Software for Establishing Temporary Orders for Custody/Visitation/Child support - Download Software!
    Temporary orders are easy to establish, recommended by the court, and provide the rights that the parents and the child(ren) both need and deserve. Please keep in mind that temporary orders can cure a current problem as well as prevent one.

    State Specific Custody/Visitation/Support Modification Forms - Download Software!
    Some people choose to have a Lawyer prepare modification forms for them, but this software will provide you with the instructions and tools to easily draft, execute and file them yourself.

    State Specific Parenting Agreements - Downloadable
    The parenting agreements are in downloadable format and address over 30+ issues relating to child custody and parenting situations. A parenting agreement is required in most states and is highly recommended by most Lawyers and Judges.

    Child Support Books:

    The Child Support Handbook (2002 Edition) - Ships in 24 hours
    When divorce is inevitable, you must make sure that you and your child(ren) are getting what you deserve! The goal of this book is to make sure you understand what support obligation is in the best interest of your child(ren).
    Divorce Source/ Hard Cover - 3 Ring Binder
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    The Separation/Property Settlement Agreement Handbook - Ships in 24 hours
    This book will help you create and understand your agreement. The Separation and Property Settlement Agreement defines your legal obligations during separation and potentially divorce, which is why it is of the utmost importance that you have a full understanding of your agreement and the rights you may or may not have.
    Divorce Source/ Hard Cover - 3 Ring Binder
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    Child Support Survival Guide - Ships in 24 hours
    Child support issues can be overwhelming and financially and emotionally draining experiences. But this indispensable reference will lead you through the child support process. You will know who to call, what questions to ask, what your rights are, what to ask for, and what results to expect.
    Bonnie M. White & L. Douglas Pipes/ Paperback
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    The Divorce Record Keeper - Ships in 24 hours!
    This book will become your best friend during your divorce. Whether you have children or not, this resource will enable you to keep track and record everything about your divorce from start to finish in a easy to reference fashion. Every divorce lawyer will tell you that it is a must to document everything!
    Divorce Source/ Hardcover
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    1-800-DeadBeat: How to Collect Your Child Support - Ships in 24 hours
    A guide to aggressive child support collection. Includes: how to foreclose on property owed by someone that owes support, order a sheriff seizure of personal property to be sold at auction, place liens on bank accounts, and much more. Find hidden assets! Get child support from someone that doesn't have a job. Find out how much money on obligor really has or earns. Also works well for unpaid spousal orders.
    Simone Spence/ Paperback
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    Collecting Child Support: 12 Effective Strategies - Ships in 24 hours
    Collecting child support can sometimes be a difficult and frustrating process. However, you can make a difference in the effectiveness of the collection process by taking matters into your own hands and following the many positive suggestions outlined in this book.
    Gregory C. Damman, J.D./ Paperback
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    Custodial/Non-custodial Parent Record Keeper - Ships in 24 hours
    A valuable tool for documentation purposes. The information that YOU put in the Record Keeper will assist you and your attorney and hopefully the courts in determining "What's in the best interest of the children."
    Divorce Source/ Hardcover
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    Collecting Child Support: Made E-Z - Ships in 24 hours
    Collecting child support can sometimes be a difficult and frustrating process. However, you can make a difference in the effectiveness of the collection process by taking matters into your own hands and following the many positive suggestions outlined in this book.
    Made E-Z Legal/ Paperback
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    Your Right to Child Custody, Visitation and Support - Ships in 24 hours
    Are you having trouble receiving support from your ex-spouse? Do you have a child who is being neglected or abused? Do you know what your legal rights are? The answers to your problems may lie in this book.
    Mary L. Boland, Attorney at Law/ Paperback
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    Creating a Successful Parenting Plan - Ships in 24 hours
    A Step-by-Step Guide for the Care of Children of Divided Families. This extraordinary book offers separating or divorcing parents a sure-fire way to create a workable, practical plan that is in the best interest of their children.
    Dr. A. Jayne Major/ Paperback
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    Child Support Links:

  • Best Interest of the Child Let me say this first, and don't you ever, ever, forget it: child custody is VERY VERY different from divorce. Yes, you're in a courtroom (probably the same one you got divorced in, definitely the same one if you're divorcing and arguing child custody at the same time), yes, you need a lawyer, and yes, the rules of evidence and all of the court rules apply, but it's different .

  • Child Support at a Glance Child Support: child support is payment pursuant to a court order by agreement for the care and maintenance of any unemancipated child under 21 years. The case law and statutory law are quite clear in that both parents have an equal obligation to support the children of the marriage.

  • Child Support Compliance Correlated to Visitation This report was based on a population of 9,955,000 custodial mothers throughout the country. Custodial fathers were not surveyed because, the report explains "the survey sample size is insufficient to provide reliable statistics".

  • The Determination of Child Support It is the law that both parents contribute to the support of children that they bring into this world. New Jersey, similar to most states, have promulgated guidelines for the Court's use in determining the amount of child support. As a result, the Family Part Judges have now set child support in a uniform fashion throughout the State.

  • Do I have to Pay for College, Too! Contribution by a parent for the post-high school educational expense is dependent upon the ability of the parents to contribute, the desire and ability of the child or children to succeed in their educational and vocational pursuits, and a number of other factors.

  • Father's for Equal Rights Fathers for Equal Rights, Inc. is a Chapter 501(c)3, non-profit organization with an elected Board of Directors, serving Fathers Rights since 1973. It is your advocate for equal parenting responsibility and fosters the father-child relationship.

  • Modification of Child Support Orders I think our existing child support order is unfair. How can I change it? You and your child's other parent may agree to modify the child support terms, but even an agreed-upon modification for child support must be approved by a judge to be legally enforceable.

  • Modification of Child Support Orders When can a Child Support Order be Changed? Children are entitled to be supported by their parents in the same way they would have been had their parents not separated. Therefore it follows that as parents' incomes change, the support of their children should also change

  • Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement a great resource!

  • Child Support Report ACF/Office of Child Support Enforcement. Select from Current Year Child Support Reports

  • Office of Child Support A glance at the child support in each state. Includes the history and statutes.

  • FAQs About Child Support Who has the duty to pay child support? According to Ohio law, a biological parent of a child, a man determined to be the natural father of a child pursuant to law, an adoptive parent, a parent who acknowledged paternity on a child's birth certificate or a parent who acknowledged paternity in probate court has a duty to pay child support

  • A Comparison of Child Support in the U.S. There have been some question regarding gross versus net income used for support calculations. Most states use gross, but the actual breakdown can be seen below.

  • Support test for Children of Divorced or Separated Parents Support Test For Children Of Divorced Or Separated Parents Are the parents divorced or legally separated, separated under a written agreement, or did they live apart the last 6 months of the year?

  • Military Child Support and Alimony Garnishments A question/answer format that will make xthings very clear on how the support system operates.

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