Child support is not a black and white situation. Each couple is not expected to have the same funds or be asked to pay the exact same amount. You can’t go to a Whittier child support lawyer and get an answer on how much child support you will need to pay that day. There are factors that go into who pays child support and just how much. Both parents of that child have a financial responsibility to that child. It does not matter if you separate from the parent or try to get out of the child’s life, you are still financially responsible until that child is an adult, or until you give up all parental rights. The Law Offices of Kyle R. Puro a Whittier family law firm, can tell you that if you were late on child support payments and then terminate your parental rights you still have to pay what you owe before you are done paying for child support. Asking a lawyer for all the details is your best option so you know exactly what to expect given any scenario.
Termination of parental rights is very rare, and Whittier judges do not tend to grant this termination so if you are trying to get out of paying for child support, you will likely be unsuccessful. The whole point of child support is not to ruin one parent’s life, or give the other parent more income, it is to ensure the best interest of the child and be certain that this child is properly cared for. The Whittier family law firm, The Law Offices of Kyle R. Puro will make that clear to anyone who comes into their office looking to file any type of child support case. The entire reason behind child support is to give the child what they need.