When is a non custodial parent ordered to pay child support?
For example, if the non-custodial parent was ordered to pay the house payment instead of paying child support.
How does the Office of child support work?
The Office of Child Support (usually through the Prosecuting Attorney) or a parent may ask the court to issue a support order. The court generally orders the non-custodial parent to provide support for the child who is living with the other parent.
How many parents are required to pay child support?
In some jurisdictions where there is joint custody, the child is considered to have two custodial parents and no non-custodial parents, and a custodial parent with a higher income (obligor) may be required to pay the other custodial parent (obligee).
When does child support order end in Massachusetts?
The duration of support orders varies both by jurisdiction and by case. Requirements for support typically end when the child reaches the age of majority, which may range in age from 16 to 23 (Massachusetts and Hawaii) or graduates from high school.
What can CSS do when NCP does not pay child support?
Once a child support obligation is determined and a court order established, CSS is responsible for enforcing the order. Appropriate enforcement actions are mandatory when the noncustodial parent (NCP) is not complying with the court order. What can CSS do when an NCP does not pay his/her child support? Court action resulting in jail time.
How are child support guidelines determined in NC?
The North Carolina Conference of Chief District Court Judges determine the CSS Guidelines. These guidelines are based on the needs of the child (ren) and on the ability of parents to pay. The Guidelines are used to compute a child support obligation based on the combined gross income of the custodial parent and NCP.
How does CSS establish a support order for a child?
Establishing support is one of the core services provided by CSS. To successfully establish a support order CSS must locate the noncustodial parent (NCP), identify how much the NCP can pay and determine the needs of the child (ren) in the case.
Can a child support order be established by an unmarried father?
A child support order cannot be established for a child who is born to unmarried parents unless the alleged father acknowledges paternity or is proven the father. The most convenient time for parents to establish paternity for their child is in the hospital when the child is born.