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This category concerns issues around creating child support orders, modifying and enforcing them, paying for other children's expenses, and claiming children's expenses on taxes.

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Child Support

Child support is a payment that one parent pays to the other for the financial support of the children. It is usually paid by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent. It may also include medical, dental, and other forms of insurance premiums.

Modifying Child Support

This concerns whether and how a parent can modify a child support order or arrangement. It also concerns how the other parent can respond to an attempt to modify the arrangement.

Garnishing Wages of Military Personnel and Federal Employees - Debt Collection

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about garnishing the pay of a member of the military and civilian employees paid by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

Child Support Guidelines For Calculation And Enforcement

This concerns the guidelines that Louisiana has set as rules for how child support arrangements are calculated and enforced. This includes the financial models that Louisiana establishes for child support, based on income or needs.

Establishing Paternity

This resource explains how paternity is determined by operation of law and how paternity can be established, changed, or disavowed by a man presumed to be the father of a child by operation of law.

Intercepting Tax Refunds For Child Support

This concerns how a parent who doesn't have custody of their children, might have their federal income tax refund checks intercepted. They may also have lottery winnings or other money that the federal or state government owes them intercepted, in order to pay for child support payments they owe.

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