If you are getting a divorce and there are children involved, an important step is to determine custody and child support. If you have physical custody of your child or children, your ex might be responsible for paying child support. You might be considering dismissing their obligation to pay, but that may not be the best idea for the child.
Here are a few reasons why child support is so important:
- It’s not about the parents: The main reason why child support is important is that it’s not payment for one parent to raise the child; it’s providing money for the child’s needs.
- Equal obligation: In North Carolina, all parents are responsible for supporting the child financially, whether they have custody or not. That way, the child is still receiving support and involvement from both parents rather than just the one.
- Cover the necessities: Child support is especially important to ensure that the parent with custody has the financial means to cover the necessities for the child. These might include food, clothing, toys, furnishings, school expenses, and even future savings.
Child support should be taken very seriously and handled carefully by a family attorney. If you are located in North Carolina and have a child support case, give us a call at the office of Robert G. Spaugh, Attorney at Law to learn more. We offer free 15-minute consultations and have extensive experience in family law, so you can trust that we will handle your case in the proper manner.