Does the child support money go to the child?
Uses for Child Support. Money paid as child support is intended to be used for the care of the children involved. It is not for the custodial parent to use for their own expenses. One parent may also choose to cover the child under their health insurance plan.
How is child support affected by another child?
If the non-custodial parent remarries and has additional children, then the court could modify that parent's child support payments. For example, a court may decrease obligations to one child so that a parent can also provide for a subsequent child from a new marriage.
How does the state determine child support?
In California, child support is based on a complex calculation that takes into consideration the parents' incomes, how much time each parent spends with the child, and any tax deductions that are available to either parent. The Statewide Child Support Guideline can be found at California Family Code, §§ 4050 to 4076.
What is child support Centrelink?
The child support scheme (the scheme) aims to ensure that children receive an appropriate level of financial support from parents who are separated. DHS assists parents to apply for a child support assessment and facilitates the collection and transfer of child support payments.