Child support payments go to your ex, but support your children

By |2022-04-06T15:00:44+00:0001 Feb 2018|Categories: Child Support|


When you have children, you realize that they require financial support. For some people, it might seem like it is easier to financially support a child when they are still in a relationship with the child’s other parent. But, the need for the child to have financial support doesn’t end if the parents’ relationship ends.

We understand that having to pay child support might seem like a burden, especially since you likely spend money on your kids when they are with you. But you should think of child support as an opportunity to provide financial support for your children when they aren’t with you.

The child support that you pay helps to keep a roof over your children’s heads and food on the table for them. It helps to keep the utilities on and clothes in their closets. Even though you make the payments to your ex, the money will almost certainly be used to care for the children because there is a good chance that your children’s expense cost more per month than what you pay in child support.

Of course, there are times when child support payments might be misappropriated or cases in which you aren’t actually paying the right amount. In these cases, heading to court might be necessary. We can review your case so that you can learn what available options you have. You must ensure that you handle these matters in a way that is best for your child, not in a way that seems like the easiest for you or the most difficult for your ex.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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