As you head for divorce, you may be wondering whether you have to pay child support. The answer to this question will depend on whether or not you have physical custody of the child, and whether the child is truly yours.
If the court orders you to do so, then yes, you will have to pay child support. Even with the best child support attorney in town, you’ll still be required to provide your child with financial support if you do not have physical custody.
Generally, child support is paid by the custodial parent, as the parent with physical custody automatically incurs expenses related to the housing, feeding, clothing and raising of the child. As a parent, you are required to contribute to the cost of raising your child and ensuring that his or her needs are met.
With that said, child support payments can be amended at any time. Changes in income or special circumstances may warrant the need to revise the current court order.
Child support is mandatory. The only exception may be if a father can prove that the child is not his. This would require DNA testing, and in this case, parental rights would be relinquished. Call the legal experts at Walker, Wright & Associates today at (303) 730-0067 to get help with matters related to child support.