All kids need their parents to take care of them before they actually turn adults. This is why when you don’t have a full custody of your child, you have to pay child support so they don’t need anything extra. According to data, the poor families who receive child support actually depend on that money and it makes up to 40% of their income.
Entering Child Support
When two parties divorce and share custody of a child, this policy takes place. A party which doesn’t have a full custody can enter into this support voluntarily (and that actually happens quite often), it can be ordered by the court (in this case the court also decides on the amount of that support) or ordered by another administrative agency. This is a normal practice, pretty much impossible to avoid, as the responsibilities, in this case, are really evident.
Getting Child Support
It’s also possible to get an oblige to pay child support even if the actual marriage never took place. This would also require some proofs on whether the child is shared, but out-of-wedlock births with child support are still possible.
It’s also possible in cases with child ending up in foster care of actually living with grandparents or a legal guardian. In the case of foster care, an oblige still pay child support money, but the state receives it and is responsible for taking care and providing for a kid.
According to data, not all of the families that are supposed to receive child support money actually receive it. About 40% of obligees actually receive the full payment, and 30% receive only a partial one. It leaves out another 30% that gets nothing at all.
The Stats Behind the Child Support
The norms of child support payments differ from a case to a case, but there is still some general number. An average child support sum is about $430 per month. If you take only male obliges paying, it results in an average $455 a month. It an oblige is female, an average payment equals $290 per month. Most of the child support payments pay for one kid when about 30% pay for two and 10% pay for three or more.
Child support policy is crucial for kids and it serves different important goals. First and foremost, it helps the kids and parent to get out of poverty and afford a living. They actually can provide for themselves later on just because of that child support. It also helps a non-custodial parent actually take part in the life of their child and help them grow up. It also helps to reduce the amount of government spending on welfare.