CONCERNED ABOUT CHILD SUPPORT? KEEP THIS IN MIND

On behalf of Stephen Bedor of Law Office of Stephen J. Bedor posted in child support on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. 

Many people believe the misconception that child support is supposed to go to the child alone. The reality is that child support doesn't only need to pay for the child's clothing or specific school items.

Child support is there to help give a child a better home, to provide money for extracurricular activities, to provide medical care and even to make sure that they have food and clothing. Some people argue that they do not want to pay the money to the other parent because they are worried about how it will be spent. On the whole, the most important thing is that the child is well-cared for. This means that they should be properly clothed, have enough to eat and have a shelter over their head in the form of an apartment or another safe dwelling.

If you want to contest the amount of child support you are paying or have concerns about how it is being spent, then you should consider going back to court. In some cases, parents use support to better their own living conditions, which makes the living conditions available to their children better as well.

There have been cases where parents have misused child support funds for their own personal reasons, and it's appropriate to say something if you notice it happening too often. If you can show that your child is being neglected or that the money is not being used as intended, then there is a chance that the court could change your custody arrangement or change the way in which the money is ordered to be used.