Child support differs from alimony in that it is not tax deductible by the payer and tax-free to the recipient. Child support is only paid until a child reaches the age of majority, while alimony payments may continue. Failure to pay child support can result in imprisonment for the delinquent spouse.
Investment dictionary. Academic. 2012.
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