Child support is one of the most important things that one has to think about in the event of a divorce or separation. The custodial parent (usually the mother) must have a certain amount of money each month to look after and provide for her child. And it is the duty of the non-custodial parent to ensure that the amount decided upon is paid on time.
However, there are circumstances when child support money can be waivered – the custodial parent might not need it anymore, or the non-custodial one might not be able to pay it anymore. In either case, it is important to draw up an agreement, charting out the change in circumstances of either parent, and making it official not pay to child support. An agreement of this type is usually drafted when both parents have mutually decided that child support payments can now discontinue – the point now is to make it official.
A lawyer from either side (mother or father) may chart up this agreement on behalf of the parent. In fact, it is best to let a lawyer handle this. All either parent will need to do is sign the document and have it witnessed. Here is a sample for reference:
October 8, 2016
No Child Support Agreement
This agreement is being made on behalf of Mr. Russel Bland, who is the biological father of Brittany Bland (aged 6 years at the time of this agreement). In view of the divorce between Mr. Bland and his wife Mrs. Courtney Bland, which has been finalized on October 1, 2016, the following terms have been agreed upon not receiving / providing child support for their child due to the following reasons:
• Mr. Bland’s annual income does not allow him to pay even the minimum child support amount.
• Mrs. Bland has stated that she does not require child support payments, as she is capable of providing for her daughter.
Both parents agree to abide by this agreement and not use it against one another in case of an altercation. In future, if either parent requires or can provide child support payments to the custodial parent, he or she will be liable to abide by state laws governing such a situation. After this agreement has been signed and stamped, neither parent can forego it unless appropriate legal counsel has been obtained.
The details charted out in this agreement have been approved and understood by both parents, and an agreement has been made to have this document notarized by the court.
Russel Bland Courtney Bland
Witness 1 Witness 2