i have to kids and my mom temp custdory of them she is make me pay child support. when i dont have it she get all mad at me. what can i do
No, you're not legally required to pay support without a court order. Often, though, when you don't make voluntary payments you find yourself in court with an order and a wage attachment instead. It does depend on whether what the mother wants you to pay is more than what the court might order you to pay. Here's the link to a support calculator you can use to get a rough estimate of what the court might order in your situation. Remember that net income in support court is not the same as the amount you get on your paycheck. When using the support calculator, take your gross pay and only deduct taxes, nothing else even if it =comes out of you check. Also remember that this is just a very rough estimate.
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Without a court order, you are not required to pay support. Once the other parent files, support is retroactive to that date. In the event that you make any payments, keep a receipt as you will get credit if it is after the date of filing.
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