Most people understand that when a parent does not have custody of a child or children, he or she is usually ordered to pay child support to help provide for the basic needs of those children. However, few if any people are aware of many of the statistics that relate to the payment of child support across the United States. The US Census Bureau has recently released statistics regarding these child support payments across the United States.
According to the Census Bureau, Americans who pay child support provide an average of $430 per month to custodial parents of those children. This amounts to a total of $5,150 per year to children who are under 21 years of age. Of those who pay child support, approximately 60 percent are paying for one child. An additional 30 percent are paying support for two children and the remaining 10 percent pay support for three or more children.
Additionally, approximately 85 percent of the people who are paying child support across the United States are men, compared to 15 percent who are women. Texas is the state with the fastest-rising amount of delinquent support payments in the United States, and California is currently dealing with more than $1 billion in child support payments that are considered delinquent. These statistics were compiled as part of the 2010 Census and were only recently released to the public.
San Diego Child Support Lawyers
People who are dealing with any type of child support situation need to be sure that they are following the orders of the court. Circumstances can change for anyone, and when they do someone who is supposed to be paying child support needs to be proactive with the court in order to obtain an adjustment if such a step is necessary.
If you are facing the possibility of dealing with this type of an issue, you need to seek the help of San Diego child support lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of fathers successfully for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.