Non Custodial Parent Doesnt Pay Child Support

by Jennifer
(Idaho Falls, ID)

My ex-husband is the non-custodial parent. He has joined the military and is getting deployed at the end of the summer. We went to court for summer visitation. He was awarded a week visitation while he was in Idaho, then I get the kids back for 4 days, then he gets to take them back to Kansas for 3 weeks. He said his lawyer told him since he has the kids for more than 14 consecutive days he does not have to pay child support for the month. But the judge didn't say anything about child support. I haven't had an opportunity to talk to my lawyer, but I thought just in case my lawyer says he does have to pay, I should try to find out more information. So what I want to know is, since he has them for almost the full month of July is he still required to pay child support for the month of July?

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What I learned
by: Anonymous

I posted the question, and I was able to find an answer. Some child support orders read that if the non-custodial parent has the kids for more than 14 consecutive days, they get a discount off of child support for the time they have them in that month. But if your child support order has no verbiage in regards to that (like mine) then they are required to pay the full amount.

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