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Charlie Sheen dealing with child support and custody issues

Child support laws were created to provide financial support for children of divorced and unwed parents. When family law courts in St. Charles, Missouri, discuss child support, they focus on the best interests of the child. The amount should be sufficient for the everyday expenses of the child. Courts also consider several other factors, including the earning potential of the noncustodial parent and the standards of living in the area where the child lives.

Child support issues do not end once the child support agreement is signed. If there are disagreements, child support issues are likely to continue to arise.

This is what has happened to actor Charlie Sheen and his ex-wife Brooke Mueller, who are currently having child support and child custody issues. Based on recent reports, Mueller is fighting for custody of their twin sons so the boys can continue receiving child support from Sheen. The former couple has accused each other of being unfit parents to their children. Mueller is currently receiving more than $50,000 in monthly child support from Sheen. Recently, the two reportedly settled child custody disputes although there is no word on the current custody agreement between them.

Child custody and child support issues are related. The noncustodial parent is often required to pay child support but this does not mean that the custodial parent does not contribute to the children's everyday expenses. It is the duty of both parents to support their children, both emotionally and financially.

When discussing child support issues, it is important for parents to check their state laws in order to better understand all of the issues. By understanding these laws, people can make sure their children get the support they need.

Source: Business2community.com, "Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller settle custody dispute," Roberta Ferguson, Dec. 9, 2014

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