Monday, December 27, 2010

Child Support Payments

Here's one for ya ...

A man and woman divorce.

The man has the kid half the time.

The woman has the kid half the time.

Why does the woman receive a child support check?

I'm not so smart about issues such as these and plan to never find out firsthand, so please enlighten me, oh readers.

3 comments:

  1. Not that I have any experience with it or anything, but I think it's because society in general tends to favor the mother when it comes to children and divorce. It's the whole maternal thing--the woman birthed the kids, therefore she gets them, or, in this case, gets the money. Although in a lot of cases, that's not always the best choice...

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  2. I think this used to be the case more, but the courts are starting to be more open to the dads as equals. Nothing gets under my skin more than when I hear other wives complain about their husbands child support payments. That is their child and they are worth every penny.

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  3. It is my understanding if each parent has kids 50% of the time then no child support is paid. But if I am wrong I could see a need for child support to help supplement costs of insurance, school, acctviites, braces, etc.

    Cousin Karen - too lazy to log into google acct :)

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