The process of imposing or changing child support payment, when the parents live in different states, is challenging and complicated. Some common questions parents need to know are: • If one partner is living in another state, in which state do I need to file the child support action? • What happens if I, or…

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In Washington State, the law permits a custodial parent to file a petition for child support payments increase in order to accommodate changes in circumstances. Once a child support order is announced, either parent may ask that a court change the amount of support, either high or low. It is very obvious that child support…

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What is child support? Child support is financial support paid by a parent for raising children who live with the other parent (or grandma or someone else) usually due to separation or divorce. Child support is started by court order, voluntarily, or by an administrative agency. The noncustodial parent—the parent who does not possess custody,…

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To reduce a child support payment in Washington, there are two ways to proceed. One is to submit a Petition to Modify Child Support and the other is to file a Motion for Adjustment of Child Support. Each one has particular conditions and whether to file one or the other depends considerably on the circumstances.…

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Who is Responsible for Child Support Amount? A court could order one or both parents to support a child or children, in Washington. It’s the non-custodial parent who usually pays support, however. A non-custodial parent is a parent who spends less than half of the time with the child or children while the custodial parent…

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Question: How child’s custody works at the end of marriage or partnership ENGLISH Hi! My name is Dr. Deirdre Bowen. I am a professor at the Seattle University School of Law.  The information that I am about to provide to you should be taken as just that: information and not legal advice. One question people…

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