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Who Pays Child Support in Cases of Abuse?
Missouri child support laws stipulate that both parents should participate in child support. However, if a parent loses their parental rights, they are not required to pay child support. If you have issues relating to child support, contact child support services.
The court could determine how both parents meet the child’s needs. In cases of split child support, the court could determine how much each parent contributes. A parent who fails to provide child support or abandons a child for at least six months could lose parental privileges.
If you cannot agree on child support, you could seek child support orders from a court to ensure that the other parent adequately provides for your child. The local Department of Social Services could also help with child support enforcement.
Talking to child custody lawyers could offer relief from figuring everything out alone. They could also help answer questions such as: How is child support calculated in Missouri?