In Part One Of Myths About Child Support, we covered three myths that many people believe, but are in fact not true. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over three additional myths about child support. At our family law firm, one of the areas that we focus on is child support. Our family law firm has a divorce lawyer, who has experience in child custody, alimony, and paternity as well. We can also help with modifications of court orders. If you’re looking for a divorce lawyer to help you go through this current situation, then our family law firm can work with you to come up with a strategy that will allow you and your family to come to a peaceful resolution. To talk to a divorce lawyer who will be on your side, contact us today.

Three More Myths About Child Support

As we mentioned, we’re going to go over three more myths about child support and how we’re going to bust them. Often, myths are believed to be true because of misinformation from the media or even past generations. Child support is something that you can always ask a divorce lawyer about to ensure that you’re paying the proper amount or you’re getting what you’re owed. Here are some additional myths about child support that you should stop believing:

There’s A Standard Way To Manage Child Support

Many people believe that there’s a standard way to manage child support. Perhaps this is because of so many people paying child support or needing to make sure that the payments are made. However, there’s not a standard system to process and manage child support payments. Despite the fact that child support is costly and time-consuming, there’s not one way to manage child support. This can cause many people issues because child support is a lot more open-ended than people think.

I Don’t Need To Track My Payments

On the topic of managing child support, it’s thought that you don’t need to track your payments. This is completely false. It’s beneficial to track child support just like you would any other type of payment. If you’re paying child support, it’s important that you keep detailed records of what you’re paying. Even if you trust your ex-partner, having proof of child support payments will avoid any errors. In fact, many child support services are prone to getting errors in their systems and make mistakes about tracking the payments. It’s best to keep track of every payment you make no matter what it is.

I Can Deduct Child Support On My Taxes

Our last myth is that child support can be deducted from your taxes. It’s thought that because you can deduct giving to charities, student loans, and many other factors, you can deduct from your taxes as well. A parent who pays child support can not deduct the payments from the income of your taxes. This is also for the parent who receives child support. Neither party is allowed to write off their child support payments on their taxes.

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