Do Mothers Ever Have to Pay Child Support?

Paying child support is often hotly contested during divorce proceedings and one question that our clients sometimes ask is if the mother ever has to pay. The answer, of course, is yes. There are a number of factors that go into determining which parent pays child support that we will discuss here. Hosford & Hosford is a law firm that specializes in family law, child custody, spousal and child support, divorce, and more. If you’re worried about receiving or paying child support and need a SLO child support attorney, we would love to talk with you about we can help. We know that these types of experiences are sensitive and hugely important to your life and the life of your children. Give us a call today with any questions or if you’re ready to set up a consultation.

Who Pays Child Support

In most cases, the parent who has primary custody of the kid(s) will have to pay for the expenses of raising the children. The other parent, the non-custodial one, will be required to pay child support to help with the burden of raising the child or children.

The amount of child support the non-custodial parent has to pay is based on several factors including:

  • Income of the non-custodial parent.
  • Amount of time the non-custodial parent spends with the child. Generally, the more time you spend with the child the less you have to pay.
  • The standard of living the child would receive if living with both parents under the same roof.

If you have any questions about child support or if you would like to talk with one a SLO child support attorney, please do give us a call here at Hosford & Hosford. We take a family-centric approach and offer solution-oriented suggestions. Call today!