Child support is the amount of money paid by one parent (the Payor) to the other (the Recipient) for the care and financial support of dependent children. Children need the financial support of both parents, even after separation or divorce.
It is in the children’s best interests that both parents have a financial obligation to support them. By law, if you are divorced or separated from your child’s other parent, each of you are responsible for supporting your children financially. This support continues as long as your children are under the age of majority and dependent on their parents.