One of the biggest adjustments for adults who are going through a divorce is learning how to handle the finances. This is especially true when you are going from a two-income household to a single-income home. The challenge is exacerbated when there are children in the picture. You have to make sure that they have what they need. Child support might help you do this.
In many cases, the child support matter is one that causes issues. The paying parent might resent having to pay the recipient. This can harbor great feelings of animosity, but it really shouldn't. Parents who are ordered to pay child support should remember that their ex isn't the one who is getting the money. Instead, that parent is only accepting money on behalf of the children. We realize this can be hard to remember, but it might make the parent who pays the support feel much better about the situation.
It can be difficult for the paying parent to learn that they won't be shown where the child support money is going. The parent who receives the money won't have to hand over receipts to account for the money. If the children have life's necessities, including food, shelter and clothing, there is a good chance that the financial support is going to the kids, even if the money is co-mingled with other household funds.
There are sometimes questions that come up about child support. We are here to help our clients find answers to those questions and formulate a plan for action when necessary. We aren't going to let you fight this serious battle on your own.