How Is Child Support Handled?
Alabama law expects both parents to financially support their child(ren). However, how much each parent pays depends on how many children they have and how much each parent makes in income. This is where an attorney will help uncover the truth to ensure proper child support is calculated for the appropriate parent.
In many cases, the parent who has physical and legal custody of the children receives child support payments. The parent who has visitation rights is usually the one paying the child support.