In cases where parents are no longer together the issue of child support remains a major point of contention between most parties. The guidelines put in place through the child support standards act applies percentages, but it is not always clear how additional costs are to be managed such as: health care expenses, extra-curricular activities and eventually college costs. Knowing the rights and obligations of both parents to support their child is extremely important. As a practicing Family Court attorney I am up to date on legislation that impacts your financial rights and obligations to your children. If you find yourself faced with the prospect of needing to file for support or having been served with a summons for support you should consult with an attorney to determine how to proceed.