child support

The ongoing obligation for a periodic payment made directly or indirectly by an obligor, usually the noncustodial parent, to an obligee, usually the custodial parent or other guardian, for the financial care and support of children of a relationship or marriage that has been terminated, or which never existed.

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  • child support — child sup·port n: payment made for the support of the children of divorced or separated parents while the children are minors or until they reach an age set by the separation agreement or in a court order compare alimony ◇ Child support is usu.… …   Law dictionary

  • Child support — Family law Entering into marriag …   Wikipedia

  • Child Support — The monetary payments that are made from one ex spouse to another after divorce proceedings have been finalized. The terms of child support are usually finalized in the divorce decree, and the award is made by the court. Child support payments… …   Investment dictionary

  • child support — noun Child support is used before these nouns: ↑payment …   Collocations dictionary

  • child support — child sup.port also maintenance BrE n [U] money that someone pays regularly to their former wife or husband in order to support their children …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • child support — child sup,port noun uncount money that a parent who does not live with his or her children gives to the parent who does live with them, to help support them …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • child support — noun court ordered support paid by one spouse to the other who has custody of the children after the parents are separated • Hypernyms: ↑support payment * * * noun [noncount] : money that a former husband or wife must pay regularly to help raise… …   Useful english dictionary

  • child support — /ˈtʃaɪld səpɔt/ (say chuyld suhpawt) noun money paid for the support of a child, usually by a non custodial parent to the custodial parent …   Australian English dictionary

  • child support — money paid for the care of one s minor child, esp. payments to a divorced spouse or a guardian under a decree of divorce. * * * …   Universalium

  • child support — noun (U) AmE money that someone pays regularly to their former wife or husband in order to support their children; maintenance (2) BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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