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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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  • In fact, noncustodial mothers are 20 percent more likely to default on child support than noncustodial fathers, according to U.S. Census data.


  • If he hadn’t been eight months behind in his child support payments, his ex-wife wouldn’t have been six months behind in tuition payments at Li’l Dudes ’n Dudettes.

    Balancing in High Heels

  • 'Joe's wife goes on and on about Joe having to pay child support for Pegotty … and now she's pregnant herself.'

    Come To Grief


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