If you are a single dad, or a soon-to-be single dad, it’s a good idea to understand a fathers rights for child support, so you know what is required of you, and what you should expect. Under current family law each parent is required to support their children financially after a separation. Different states have formulas they follow to determine child support, and all of them use the following key factors.
Many people in the society often think mothers have the upper hand when it comes to divorce and child custody bargains. And many see fathers as undeserving to be in the lives of their children after a divorce. But these are just misconceptions that are not based on facts. Fathers have rights too, and they should not be shut out by mothers, or courts for that matter. If you are going through a co-parenting arrangement process and are scared of being treated unfairly just because you are the father, it helps to understand that you have every right to continue playing an active role in your children’s lives, and that you are protected by the law.
We often get asked is child support tax deductible, in other words is child support deductible on taxes? We also get asked can you claim taxes on child support. The answer to all of these is “no”, you can’t deduct child support paid from your gross income, nor does someone have to claim child support as income. Here’s a plain English explanation as to why.
We received a question regarding child support payments from a dad in Colorado. In addition to advising him to contact a child support lawyer in Colorado, we figured that we should share some general advice about child support payments, retirement benefits, and financial losses, as well as briefly explain the differences between a community property state and an equitable distribution state.
Will the IRS Take Your or Your Spouse’s Tax Refund for Past Due Child Support? Here’s What You Need to Know
Tax season can be stressful and may be particularly fraught with headaches this year. You’ll be able to weather those challenges easier if you’re prepared. Before you file your taxes, check to see if there are offsets that will take money from your refund.
Operation Pay Up claims to target parents who are willfully behind on child support payments, but it doesn’t live up to that promise.
Arizona’s Child Support Services are withdrawing several times more what they’re owed from men’s unemployment and losing track of the money.
Facebook is becoming an unlikely source of help for single dads who are searching for affordable housing, medicine and other necessities.
For the first time in 30 years, Arkansas is changing the way child support is figured. The new policy compares both parents’ income and parenting time.
Single dads who owe child support could lose their stimulus checks, but there is other help available. Check out these details on extended unemployment programs and what lenders are doing to help.