money paid for the care of one's minor child, especially payments to a divorced spouse or a guardian under a decree of divorce.
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How to use child support in a sentence
People who received the first stimulus payments didn’t have to contend with offsets unless they owed back child support.
The rent was set at 30 percent of her income, which at the time included court-ordered child support payment’s from her daughter’s father.The stimulus relieved short-term pain, but eviction’s impact is a long haul | Kyle Swenson | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Under the Cares Act, the IRS could offset the stimulus payment only for back child support.IRS mistakenly tells tens of thousands of taxpayers they won’t get their stimulus payments | Michelle Singletary | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
So too can the absence of shelters in some communities and inadequate income to afford the legal services necessary to dissolve an abusive marriage and resolve issues like child support and visitation rights.Domestic Violence Is a Pandemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic | Jeffrey Kluger | February 3, 2021 | Time
However, under the Cares Act, the IRS could offset the stimulus payment only for back child support.Many people may not get promised stimulus payments in hand if they owe back taxes | Michelle Singletary | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
In their dissolution agreement, Anderson was ordered to pay $255 in monthly child support.Ohio Elementary School Teacher Charged With Raping Her Son | Nina Strochlic | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the meantime, my marriage had fallen apart and alimony and child support were eating me up.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview | Alex Belth | February 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His ex-wife, Carla, is in the picture and according to reports, Juan Pablo pays her child support.
She agreed that her ex-husband should have custody of their two children, and she paid him child support.The Right Subjects Wendy Davis to Litmus Tests No Male Would Ever Face | Kirsten Powers | January 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“He planned it before the visit, and probably after the judge ordered him to pay child support,” she says.Threats Preceded High-Rise Suicide, New York Mom Says | Michael Daly | December 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Under which you paid alimony to your former wife and child support to your son?Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
If a parent isn't paying child support, they should be forced to pay.
We agree on time limits, tough work requirements, and the toughest possible child support enforcement.
In the last four years, we have increased child support collections by 50 percent.
If your family has separated, you must pay your child support.