Mississippi Child Support
This is a child support program that plays a vital role in providing financial, medical and emotional support to families and children in need and help in becoming self-sufficient. In Mississippi, child is responsibility of both parents and non-custodial parents are the ones that make child support payments as they are the one who spend out half time with the child. The program offers the support until child reaches the age of 21 or otherwise become emancipated.
How to apply for support?
For child support one has to visit the website of Mississippi’s Department of Human Services and then they view the Mississippi Code Sections 43-19-101 and 43-19-103 to offer such service as per the established guidelines for child support.
What are the adjustments about making payment?
The support offered by the parent depends upon their income and in total how many children they have to support. Thus the amount is calculated as per the child support guidelines. They simply assign the percentage to be offered to child from non-custodial parent’s adjusted gross income. The income from all sources are calculated and totalled into gross income. A person with no job is also added up with income from unemployment insurance, social security or workers compensation benefits. Once the total is established, the payment is made keeping in view and subtracting taxes, mandatory retirement or any child support already in line. The chart mentioned below works on this criterion;
|Children to support ||Percentage of Income |
|1 ||14% |
|2 ||20% |
|3 ||22% |
|4 ||24% |
|5 or more ||26% |
This just includes the basic support but the medical care is also added as per the requirement and amount.
Is the payment in support can be challenged?
Yes, it can be challenged by the parents if the amount divided is considered as unfair on parent or child side. This process is called as rebutting the presumption and the court can make some adjustments by increasing or decreasing the amount looking upon medical, psychological, educational, independent income, age of child and special needs with many more.
Mode of making payments
They have offered the best reliable and easily available ways to make payment.
For custodial parents one has the mode of debit MasterCard, direct deposit information form and direct deposit authorization agreement whereas for non-custodial parents they have check, money order, social security number, payroll deduction, eCheck/bank account debit and cash by using PayNearMe app within 60 seconds. The latter one makes the quick payment restoring the history and receipt in the app with next reminder. One can also use mobile to store the information about payment or in your wallet.
In the end, the support service take care the rights of children to receive the deserved love and affection from both parents to develop them into the most productive adult and encouraging the traditional family values bringing in the personal responsibility for all Mississippians.