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Child Support
Child support is calculated on many factors, including the time-sharing schedule, each parent’s income, day care costs and health care costs. Both parents are required to pay child support, but in most cases the parent with less time-sharing makes a payment to the parent that has more time-sharing. The support is generally paid until the child turns 18 or graduates high school (but no later than age 19), gets married, enters the military or becomes self-supportive. Child support is not taxable to the recipient and is not deductible by the payor. If a parent’s financial circumstances change the amount of child support can be modified.

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