James G. Ahlberg's answer Child support can be used for almost anything. Car payments? Sure, you've got to get around. Gas or repairs for the car? Same thing. Rent or a mortgage payment? You've got to have a roof over your head. Food? Yes. Phone bills, water, heat for the house or apartment, garbage removal, Internet, cable TV (or dish)? All of these are legitimate things to spend child support on, along with countless others.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq.'s answer Child support must be paid until the child reaches 18 or graduates from high school, whichever is last to occur. However, the court will likely take the new circumstance into account. It's up to the judge. How much is the obligor parent contributing to the college expenses? Is the child boarding at college, or living with the obligee parent?
Cheryl Powell's answer No, nothing can be taken out of your check. Child support is based upon his income and her income for the children that they have. Your children will also be taken into consideration.
T. J. Jesky's answer If your disability causes you to have less money than you made in the past, your child support payments may become financially impossible. This does not relieve you automatically from making child support payments. You are still obligated. However, you can request that your child support payments be modified. You will have to petition the Court to lower the amount of the child support based on your disability and new monthly income.
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