Separation and divorce have a profound impact on families. The stress can be overwhelming as parents struggle to take care of the emotional and financial needs of their children and themselves.
This information helps parents guide their children through separation and divorce, and calculate a child support amount to cover the costs of raising their children.
This parent’s guide is a companion to A Kids Guide to Separation and Divorce and a Teen Guide to Separation and Divorce.
What parents can do to help their children cope better with the separation or divorce.
The types of feelings your children may be experiencing and what you can do if they act out.
How you deal with this crucial step will have a great impact on how your children adapt to this change in their lives.
Child support is the money one parent pays the other for the financial support of their child or children.
This Parent Guide provides information to help you to:
The child support section of this guide will help parents make an agreement about child support without going to court. It answers questions about who pays for child support and how to calculate child support. The Parent Guide also deals with different parenting arrangements, special and extraordinary expenses, getting help, and more.