Child Support Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Child Support, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Child Support?

Money paid in case of divorce to a parent who takes the custody of the child by another parent as a contribution to the costs of raising the child.This a provision to ensure that the child should receive equal support from both the parents which it would hav received if there was no divorce.The amount of child support is based on the income of the individual parents,number of children,expenses of the children etc.