A lot of the information that we gather is from television, movies, magazines, and word of mouth. That means that it can be very easy to misinterpret data or to get misinformation. When it comes to child support and divorce, it’s essential that you know all of the facts. Without knowing basic family law, you wouldn’t understand the most basic concepts of child support or divorce. At The Law Office Of Ronald Kossack, we strive to ensure that you have all of the information that you need to ensure you get the most out of your divorce or you know about child support. If you’re going through a divorce or you’d like to know about child support, contact our family law firm to ensure that you have all of the facts. We offer free consultations to those in the Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Mesa.

Three Myths About Child Support

In today’s blog, we’ll be covering some myths about child support. Child support is one of those things can be easily misinterpreted. You would think that it would be easy to understand child support, but there are many different facets to it. A child should have the same standard of living as a two-person household, which is why child support is so important. Child support provides the financial needs of your child such as educating, daycare, and his or her health. Some of the myths surrounding child support are as follows:

All Child Support Goes Through The Government

The first myth we’re going to debunk is all child support goes through the government. Many people think that all child support goes through the government because there are state, federal, and tribal agencies that provide the parents services that would help with assistance for the kids. However, while that’s the case for some parents, many have to manage the support payments on their own. Only 12 percent of child support is collected from government agencies that are from parents that never got assistance with only two percent of the United States population getting benefits.

No One Pays Child Support Anymore

Another myth is that no one pays child support anymore. This is not true at all. In fact, over $990 billion is traded between over 398 million people throughout the world. In the United States, over $220 billion is traded between 39 million people every year. In addition, there is $31 billion that’s assembled by the federal government.

Child Support Is Finalized During My Divorce

In What To Know About Child Support Modification Order In Arizona, we covered court ordered modifications. If you’ve been ordered to pay child support, then there’s always an opportunity to have it changed overtime and if your circumstances have changed. Modifications are very frequent, which means that child support is never finalized during the divorce. Modifications happen more than original child support court orders. When income changes, then you can always submit a desire to modify the child support.

Stay tuned for Part Two of our blog!