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What happens if you don't pay child support in Indiana?

Every parent has an obligation to take care of their child financially until they're of age to do so themselves. Indiana state law requires moms and dads to provide for their kids' needs until they're 19-years-old. It's at that age that a parent's obligation to make child support payments comes to an end. There are a few exceptions to these rules. County officials throughout the state employ a variety of measures to enforce Indiana judges' child support orders.

Changed circumstances may lead to child support modifications

When the court sets up your child support obligations during a divorce, they look at all of your current financial information. This generally just means how much you earn, how much you owe, what other obligations you have and things of this nature.

4 reasons that child support ends

If you are ordered to pay child support in your divorce, your first question may very well be how long you need to pay it. Is this something you have to work through for the next year, for the next decade or forever? You have to know what type of financial impact you're looking at.

Questions you must ask when ordered to pay child support

As you get closer to a divorce, you realize that you are going to be ordered to pay child support. You cannot see any way around it. While you do not mind paying because you want to help your children, you also realize that you need to learn as much as possible about child support obligations before they begin.

Are there deadbeat mothers who fail to pay child support?

The term "deadbeat dad" has become well-known all over the country, applying to fathers who simply bail on their children and never pay what they owe in child support. Perhaps because of the alliteration or perhaps because fathers are stereotypically assumed to be the ones paying support and not caring for the children, the term has stuck.

What reasons are eligible for child support modification?

Coming to an agreement on child support doesn't come easily for many parents. Some will be able to agree on a figure quite easily. Others will require a court order to have the child support issued. No matter how you arrived at your destination there are a handful of reasons why a child support order can be modified.

Tips for modifying child support in Indiana

Coming to an agreement for child support can be a difficult task no matter how much you might be on the same page with the other parent. This is an emotional topic that can bring out the worst in people, especially since it typically involves the discussion of child custody as well. Here are some tips for modifying child support in Indiana.