Child Support

Parents also have to figure out how much money they need to give each other to take care of you after they separate. This money is called support. At court there is a lawyer called a facilitator who helps parents and the court decide how much support will be paid.

If parents canít agree on their own, the judge will tell them what to do. When the judge tells someone what to do, it is called an order. The judge has an office in the court and sits at a desk called a bench. The judge wears a black robe. The judge gets help from the clerk, who keeps the judge organized. In the courtroom, there is a special police officer called a bailiff who keeps everyone safe. Sometimes a judge canít finish a case in one day. Then the judge will continue the case.

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