Child support must be paid to the parent who has physical custody of the child or children. The specifics of each child support case vary by state but are typically based on he parents' incomes, living expenses, and the needs of the children.
Biological parents must pay child support until:
- The child reaches the age of majority (or longer if the child has special needs or is in college)
- The child is on active military duty
- The parents' rights and responsibilities are terminated
- The child has been declared emancipated by a court
Before paying child support you should resolve the terms of your agreement and keep your information up to date.