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Decide Whether to File for Child Support

By November 27, 2012

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Many single moms worry that filing for child support will open the door to the other parent exercising his parental rights.

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While it's possible that you'll be opening the door to visitation that hadn't previously been set up, it's also important to consider that in most cases, shared parenting time is beneficial for children.

In addition, whether you want to request child support or not, receiving it is actually your child's right.

For more thoughts to consider before making this key decision, read Decide Whether to File for Child Support.

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