Q: My spouse and I want to get a divorce. neither one of us wants to pay child support. Is that possible in Alabama?
A: Child support belongs to the child, and child support forms are required by law. There are certain circumstances where the parents can justify to the court that child support should not be ordered (for example, joint physical custody with equal parenting time; both of you make the same amount and have similar ability to support the child). Otherwise, child support belongs to the child and the parents are not capable of waiving something that belongs to the child. Settlement agreements often waive child support, but that is opposite applicable law.
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