Having a baby certainly may be an exciting experience, but it also can be a stressful one due to the expenses associated with rearing a child. The anxiety may be even stronger for an individual who feels that he or she is getting no assistance from the other parent of the child. Child support is designed to make sure that even when the two parents refuse to stay together for the sake of the child, the child's financial needs continue to be met. How much ends up being paid in child support in our state is determined by the judge in a Missouri court.
In a recent out-of-state situation, a high-profile entertainer was able to get the amount he pays in child support reduced. Matthew Knowles, the father and former manager of Beyonce Knowles, previously had to pay actress Alexsandra Wright $12,000 per month. That total has been dropped to $2,500 monthly.