Child support is something that many parents think of as a duty. The truth of the matter here is that you should view child support payments as a way to help support your children — a privilege of sorts. This mode of thinking might not be popular, but it is a bit more positive than the dread most people choose to focus on when they think of child support.
The fact of the matter is that all children require things that are going to cost money. They need a shelter, clothes, utilities and food. They need medical care, school supplies and other similar things. All of these come at an expense that are the responsibility of the parents. We realize that child support might put a big dent in your income, but your children deserve your support.
When you are required to pay child support, you need to ensure that you are making the payments as required. The other parent is counting on those funds to pay for things your child needs. Failing to pay child support might make your ex uncomfortable, but it can mean that your child actually suffers.
Parents who are receiving the child support payments should use them responsibly by making sure the children have what they need. This is something that most parents do automatically, so it might not actually take much thought.
We understand that child support cases are difficult for both sides. We are here to help you learn your options and to represent you to the fullest extent possible, regardless of the side of the issue you are on.