Going through a child support case, whether it's from a divorce or not, can be extremely tough. It takes a lot out of both parties involved and can end up being a lengthy court case with several ups and downs. But what happens when both spouses want to opt out of child support? Is it even legal or possible to happen?
Here's what to know if you and your spouse are looking to come to an agreement on a child support case:
The discussion of child support is a hot topic around the United States with more and more fathers coming out to fight for their parental rights. Some believe the laws unfairly favor the mother while others don't believe child support should be mandatory as some see it as "forced fatherhood" with too large of a payment. However, that's a very tough fight to win for the non-custodial spouse.
As the non-custodial spouse, the child support amount will be around 25% of the income of the father or mother (depending on the situation) for one child. But that number is not "set" as a legal agreement between both parties can come into play.
While completely opting out of child support is not possible for the custodial parent, both parents can work together and come to an agreement on the amount. As long as the child's needs are being met, spouses can agree on a minimum payment.
If you're going through a child support case with your spouse, contact Bailey Smith Bailey today. Our experienced and established family law attorneys for men will help you out as well as anyone.