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Family Law Attorney
No. Child support is an ongoing obligation. In cases that have reached the appellate courts across the country, the courts have uniformly ruled that child support is always modifiable and that parents cannot agree to "pay off" the other parent. Child support is an obligation of both parents. Failure to support children violates both state and federal laws. Even if the parents agree, the courts have disregarded such agreements as violations of the parental duty to support their child and have invalidated those agreements.
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