Child support payment agreements are usually written by one of the divorcing parents, or a third party such as a lawyer. Arrangements for child support are usually decided by the judge during the divorce proceedings – they just need to be laid down in an agreement.
The custodial parent is the one who receives the child support payments, so it is important for him or her to agree to the amount before a child support payment agreement can be laid forth. The non-custodial parent will also need to be cognizant with the payments. Once this situation is managed, it is best to draw out an agreement that will suit both parents.
A child support payment agreement letter is written in a very straightforward manner – all one has to do is lay out the terms of the agreement and get both parents to sign it, along with getting a witness for it the agreement in question. And once this is done, the agreement needs to be sent to the notary republic for notarization. A child support letter does not only lay out what specific amount is decided upon – it also charts out the child’s time with the non-custodial parent, and visitation rights (if applicable).
The following is a sample of a child support payment agreement letter:
Child Support Payment Agreement Between
Ray Barnes (non-custodial parent) and Olive Barnes (custodial parent) agree to enter into this child support agreement for their daughter Patricia Barnes (aged 5). Backed by the court, it is their combined intension to share in the emotional, physical and financial support of their daughter, the details of which have been outlined below:
The non-custodial parent (father) agrees to pay the custodial parent (mother) a sum of $2600 on a monthly basis, until their daughter turns 16. This financial settlement is subject to an addendum based on review of the situation as the daughter grows up. In addition to this amount, the non-custodial parent is bound to pay school fees until the daughter starts college.
The custodial parent agrees to let the non-custodial parent assume custody of the child for 2 days in a week, with the rest of the 5 days the custody being assigned to the former.
Both the custodial and non-custodial parents understand and agree to the terms charted out in this child support payment letter.
Ray Barnes Olive Barnes
(Non-custodial Parent) (Custodial Parent)
Submitted in court by the office of Martin Lowe – Attorney to Olive Barnes.