25 Apr 4 Things You Might Not Know About Child Support
Some people have called the child support system outdated and sexist—and there’s some truth to that. At Bloom Law, we focus on creating child support and child custody agreements that put the child’s best interests first. Many times, this also coincides with a fair agreement for both parents. However, there are some myths surrounding child support that you need to know:
Child support isn’t necessarily financial. In the vast majority of cases, child support is a recurring payment made to one parent in order to help with the care of the child. However, these payments can be anything the parents agree upon. If one parent wants to pay in Bitcoin and that’s agreeable to the other parent, that’s certainly an option.
For unfortunate reasons, men don’t get child support as often as women. Generally, the parent who has the child the majority of the time is also the parent who needs extra financial help with raising the child. More often than not, the person receiving child support is a woman—but not always. In heterosexual relationships, if the woman makes more money than the man, she might be responsible for making child support payments. Just look at Britney Spears and her ex, Kevin Federline. However, a lot of men don’t pursue child support payments even if they qualify because it is sadly still seen as emasculating for men to receive financial help from women.
Agreements can always be modified. It’s very unlikely that your child’s needs and your financial situation will remain the same for years. Child support agreements are meant to be modified. Either parent can pursue modifications, and it’s a good idea to revisit your agreement on a regular basis.
Child support often isn’t enough to create financial security. Even when child support payments are dictated and enforced by a court, it’s not always enough to create financial stability. A lot of parents who receive child support still struggle to pay bills related to the well-being of their child.
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Making sure you and your child have a child support system that works for you requires having a child support attorney in your corner. Contact Bloom Law today and schedule your consultation.