Washington child support guidelines are based on the Child Support Worksheets for calculating child support. The monthly support amount determined by applying the guidelines is divided proportionally according to each parent's income. The terms of child support and visitation are designed for the child's benefit and not the parents' benefit. You must pay support even if you are not receiving visitation. You must comply with visitation orders even if you are not receiving child support. Violation of child support orders and visitation orders is punishable by fine, imprisonment or other penalties.
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Turn to the Law Offices of Desmond Kolke in Tacoma, WA for guidance. We can negotiate child support payments that can help cover the costs of raising your child on your own. We can also work with you to reduce your child support obligations if you're in a financial rut.
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Child support payments are based on the Washington State Child Support Schedule (WSCSS). According to these guidelines, monthly support amounts are determined by...
Each parent's income, assets and debts
Any existing child support obligations
Each child's health care and day care expenses
Noncustodial parents must pay child support even if they don't have or aren't exercising their visitation rights. Tacoma, WA residents who violate child support or visitation orders might face fines, imprisonment or other penalties.
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