Child Support

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What is Covered by Child Support?

In a divorce with children, you want to make sure the right parenting plan is in place and that there are sufficient financial resources to care for your children.

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Do I Have to Pay Child Support if We Have Joint Custody?

Do I Have to Pay Child Support if We Have Joint Custody?

We are often asked, “If my ex and I have joint physical custody of our kids, do I still have to pay child support?” The short answer is yes, there is often child support when parents …

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Interplay Between Alimony and Child Support in Connecticut

What’s the Interplay Between Alimony and Child Support?

Child support stems from parents’ duty to support their minor children, whereas alimony flows from spouses’ joint and continuing duty to support each other, even after a marriage has ended.

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What is a Substantial Change in Circumstances for Connecticut Child Support?

What is a Substantial Change in Circumstances for Connecticut Child Support?

In “How Is Child Support Calculated in Connecticut?” we learned that the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines do not currently provide a mechanism for adjusting or reevaluating child support.

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How do I change my child support payment in Connecticut?

How Do I Change My Child Support Payment?

In “How Is Child Support Calculated in Connecticut?” we learned that the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines do not currently provide a mechanism for adjusting or reevaluating child support.

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Who Pays for College After a Divorce in Connecticut? | 860-560-8160

Who Pays for College After a Divorce?

We are often asked “who pays for college after a divorce?” College expenses are not included in child support, but many parents still agree to contribute to college costs…

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Can My Ex Spouse Avoid Paying Child Support In Shared Physical Custody?

Can My Ex Spouse Avoid Paying Child Support By Requesting Shared Physical Custody?

We are often asked, “Can my ex spouse avoid paying child support by requesting shared physical custody of our children?” The short answer …

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If My Ex Spouse and I Share Physical Custody of Our Children

If My Ex Spouse and I Share Physical Custody of Our Children, Do I Still Have to Pay Child Support?

We are often asked, “If my ex-spouse and I share physical custody of our children, do I still have to pay child support?” The short answer is yes, there is often child support when …

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Is there child support if we have shared physical custody?

Is There Child Support if We Have Shared Physical Custody?

In “How Is Child Support Calculated in Connecticut?” we learned that the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines assume one parent is the custodial parent.

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Do we have to follow the Connecticut child support guidelines?

Do We Have to Follow the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines?

Many people wonder whether they can agree not to follow the calculation under the Connecticut Child Support Guidelines.  Some people want to know if they can waive child support, for others, their view of what will be best for their children is something other than what results from the Guidelines‘ calculation. The amount of child…

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