child support definition

  • noun:
    • The ongoing responsibility for a periodic repayment made directly or ultimately by an obligor, usually the noncustodial parent, to an obligee, often the custodial parent or other guardian, for financial care and support of young ones of a relationship or relationship which has been ended, or which never existed.
    • court-ordered help paid by one partner to the other that has custody for the kids after the parents tend to be separated

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