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  • Writer's pictureJames Chau

More and More Women are the Payors of Child Support

Updated: Oct 17, 2022

Times are changing and women have traditionally been the receivers of child support. Now that more women are working and pay scales are equalizing, they are playing a larger role in society more than ever. With that societal change is also causing a change in who typically pays child support.

According to a recent article, there is no longer any assumption that father is the primary income earner, that the mother will have primary physical custody and receive child support. If the mother is primary wage earner there is a legal expectation that she would child support. Every state has its own guidelines for determining support and you should seek an attorney if you have any questions regarding the manner in which Californiacalculates support.

According to the article in 2011, one out of six fathers had primary or full custody of their children. The article goes on to mention that this is nine times greater than it was when examined in 1960. They point to 36% of the fathers receiving child support payments; compared to 50% of mothers who receive court ordered child support.

As the article mentions it is important to remember that the laws regarding custody and child support are gender neutral.

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