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Can I collect child support from VA Benefits?

With more and more soldiers returning to the workforce and many being awarded a VA rating for injuries during their time of service, the question has come up many times to our office about the possibility of getting child support from VA benefits or from the GI Bill if the soldier is going back to […]

Guest post – Questions Every Parent Should Ask When Choosing A Childcare Center

A childcare center isn’t just a place to keep your kids safe while you’re at work – the right one can boost their growth! Research found that there are positive links between quality of childcare and children’s cognitive development. To help you find the best childcare center for your children, make sure you ask the […]

Death of a parent and how child support is affected

There are many things in our lives we have no control over. For all of us, two things we cannot control are death and taxes. Questions about child support will get even more complicated when a parent dies. Do child support payments continue even after a parent’s death? Who is responsible? While child custody laws […]

Celebrating Single Dads

Let’s be honest with each other. Most people will imagine a mother with her children when asked to think of a single parent. While it’s true that the majority of single parent homes are headed by women, the number of families run by single dads is on the rise according to the latest Pew Research […]

Family Fun On The Fourth Of July

As much as collecting child support is always at the forefront of your mind, we can appreciate that happier occasions like this year’s Fourth of July weekend deserve to take precedence once in a while. Your mental well-being will thank you when you take the time to relax and enjoy the big day with your […]

Taking A Look At Single Moms This May

Thanks to Mother’s Day, we often think about the selfless role our mothers play in our lives during the month of May. We’re no different here at Support Collectors, which is why, in honour of this past Mother’s Day, the team is turning a spotlight on the single mothers who are working hard every day […]

Adult Children Living At Home: A Growing Trend

According to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center it’s likely that your children will live with you well into their 20s and 30s. NPR, safe for another financial year from Trump’s deep budget cuts, placed the results of these findings on their website. It was here that the team at Support Collectors, […]

Why is child support not paid? No buy-in…

Why is support not paid? I believe it’s because the paying parent doesn’t see the value in it and why it’s needed. The paying parent looks at it as having to work extra hard to pay for something they don’t agree with or was told by a judge they must do. There is no consideration […]

Challenge Accepted – “get my child support”

One of the biggest challenges facing a parent owed support is the feeling of fighting this battle alone. Well let me just say you are not alone. One of the first things we try to help our clients understand is that collecting child support or alimony is a team effort; each of us has an […]

Being a Single Parent

One of the major challenges of being a parent is simply finding someone to look after your children when you can’t. Chances are, you’re going to be juggling parenthood with at least one, possibly two jobs. If you’re not making a lot of money, simply paying someone to look after the kids can be a […]