Can a Parent Bargain Away Child Support?

, The Legal Intelligencer


When litigating a family matter, which generally involves the intersection of divorce, support and custody matters, practitioners and parties often try to find creative solutions to very sticky problems, many of which can have a significant impact on a person’s life. One way to attempt to bring a family matter to a resolution that some attorneys and parties consider, or even try, is to negotiate the payment of child support in consideration of gaining bargaining rights or negotiation room on some other issue, such as child custody or property distribution.

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