Child Support Awareness Month, Child Support Issues, Child's basic needs, Health Insurance, Living, Medical Coverage -

10 things to know about child support, in honor of Child Support Awareness Month

Child Support Awareness Month, Child Support Issues, Child's basic needs, Health Insurance, Living, Medical Coverage -

10 things to know about child support, in honor of Child Support Awareness Month

From Ebony.com: During Child Support Awareness Month in August, and even during the rest of the year, it’s important to be mindful of the facts about child support. Child support is money paid to cover some or all of a child’s basic needs, such as food, clothing, housing, education and childcare.

Some child support orders may also provide for health insurance and medical coverage, as well as things like academic tutoring, lessons, camp, vacations or extra curricular activities.

Unfortunately, all too often when we hear about child support issues it’s because of “drama” that a separated couple is experiencing. The disputing parties could be you and an ex, someone you know, or a celebrity with child support issues.

While battles over child support and failure to pay child support are big problems in America, there are many other facets to this complicated, yet under-reported topic.

Here are 10 things you didn’t know about child support:

Read the rest of this story on Ebony.com.

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