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The children must be provided for. Contribution must
come from the party not taking care of the kids. The party who
is not the custodial parent very likely will be paying support.
Very likely means "in almost every case".
Child support is based on the budget of both
parents. It is a calculation that is ground out from data
provided by the parents.
Outside of some really egregious events, there will be visitation by
the non-custodial spouse. In situations where that visitation
might harm the child, it can be denied, or, more likely, arranged in
a supervised environment. But there will, in almost ever case,
For most couples, a shared parenting plan is the
answer. There are pre-packaged plans the courts wish the
parents to stay with.
Support modifications require a significant
change in circumstances. Often, when a person is laid off,
that person wants to see his or her support modified. While
that might be proper, the court will inquire as to why another job
has not been secured. Voluntary unemployment (meaning that you
can't find another job) is an often used reason for denying changes
Again, like before, if the two of you are civil a
agreement can be ironed out and agreed to. Presented to the
court as a mutually desired result often convinces the court that
the modifications are proper.