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"Child Support" refers to the ongoing and consistent payments made by one parent to another for the benefit of the child. The purpose of child support is to ensure that your child has the financial stability he or she needs when parents do not live together.
In Washington, child support is determined based on a number of factors, including income of both of the parents. While Washington has a standard schedule, there are numerous variables, credits and "deviations" often available to a parent. This includes voluntary retirement contributions, medical insurance premiums to insure a child and various discretionary credits for non-joint children or residential credits for significant time in the paying parent's household.
In addition to the traditional monthly payment of support, child support orders often deal with other expenses like daycare, medical insurance coverage, special activities, and tax exemptions.
Whether you are going through a divorce or need to establish paternity in order to receive child support payments, you need a competent attorney on your side who can help you establish a child support order.