CP - custodiay parent - the person who has primary care, custody and control of the child.
Obligee - the perso who receives child support
Obligor - the person who pays child support
NCP - the parent who does not have primary care, custody and control of the child.
Paternity - legal determination of fatherhood
DNA - the test done (with a mouth swab) to determine if the man is the biological father of the child. These results are very accurate.
Default judgment - a judgment entered when a person fails to response to any legal action or fails to appear in court.
Arrearage - past due and unpaid child support that is owed by the NCP
Child support modification - a court-ordered change to a child support order
Court order -- a directive signed by the court
Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) - a document that both unmarried parents can voluntarily sign to establish legal paternity for their child without going to court.