child support

child support
`child sup,port noun uncount
money that a parent who does not live with his or her children gives to the parent who does live with them, to help support them

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  • Child Support Act 1991 — Child Support Act Parliament of New Zealand Long title/ Purpose An Act (a)To assess the minimum level of financial support payable by certain parents in respect of their children; and (b)To provide for the collection an …   Wikipedia

  • Child Support Agency — (CSA) the body charged by the Secretary of State to apply the Child Support Act 1991, answerable to the Department of Social Security. It is headed by a chief executive. There is a separate agency for Northern Ireland. It has been given financial …   Law dictionary

  • child support officer — an official who makes a maintenance assessment in applications for child support under the Child Support Act 1991. In certain simple cases the officer may determine the paternity of the child, although the officer may have to apply to the court… …   Law dictionary

  • Child Support Agency — Child Support A|gen|cy, the the CSA a British government department which deals with ↑child support. It can decide, for example, how much money a father should pay to support his children if he no longer lives with them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Child Support Agency — noun In Britain, a government agency established in 1993 with responsibility for determining levels of child support required from parents (abbrev CSA) • • • Main Entry: ↑child …   Useful english dictionary

  • child support — child sup.port also maintenance BrE n [U] money that someone pays regularly to their former wife or husband in order to support their children …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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