Child Support Obligations for Military Service Members


Military Child Support Regulations

There are many unique child support issues affecting a military parent that an attorney who is knowledgeable about military divorce can explain to you. These challenges can include locating the military service member parent in the first place as well as enforcing child support orders.

Generally, state law governs child support matters. However, military regulations also play a role and the interplay of each. In a typical case, state law, as well as the number of children in the family, will determine whether there is a duty to pay child support and the amount that is owed. 

In addition, military regulations add a level of complexity as these also generally provide that a military service member must provide adequate support for their family members. In fact, it may be a crime for a service member to fail to pay such support.

Compensation for military service members can be difficult to determine and is very different from compensation for many civilian jobs. That's why you will want to work with a lawyer specializing in military child support to help work through all of the nuances of the law.

For couples going through a divorce, an attorney can help flesh out the issues and the relationship between state law and the military regulations to help determine how much child support is owed in your case.