Support can be found under Articles 193 to 203 of the Family Code. Support has some basic principles:
- It is everything that is indispensable for food, shelter, clothing, medical attendance, education and transportation in keeping with the financial capacity of the family
- It is joint (whether the parents are married or not), based on the proportion of the resources
- It is based on the needs of the child and the means of the parents (there are no fixed percentages or rules on how much child support will be given)
- It is never final (as the situation changes, so, too will child support requirements)
- It must be demanded.