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- n. 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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- n. court-ordered support paid by one spouse to the other who has custody of the children after the parents are separated
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