When a man pays child support, he can sometimes feel as if he's simply writing a check to his ex rather than financially providing for his child. While it's not always the father that pays, a recent article discussed why some men seem to resent having to write a check to their ex every month. Ohio residents that are involved in a child support issue of their own may find this information helpful.
When divorce is involved, both parties can feel the financial strain that results. That can possibly add to the stress of paying child support. The article gave an example of a woman that has stayed at home for the duration of the marriage to raise the children and finds herself in the workplace for the first time in years. While an ex-husband may feel as if he's still supporting his ex-wife, child support is ordered to take care of the child's needs.
If a man feels as if the money isn't being used for the child, then there are steps that can be taken. There are several avenues a man can take to make sure it is in fact being used to provide for the child's needs. Unfortunately, not every mother uses the money for its intended purpose, but that doesn't stop a court ordered obligation. If there is an issue, it can be in the person's best interest to return to court to handle the situation.
Any Ohio parent that is having an issue with child support whether on the paying or the receiving side could benefit from knowing their rights under the applicable state laws. Although some cases are simple and there aren't any problems after the initial order of payment, that isn't always the scenario. When problems arise, having an understanding of one's rights and knowing the best way to take action can prove beneficial.
Source: Huffington Post, Child Support: Why He Can't Stand Giving You That Check Every Month, Jackie Pilossoph, Sept. 30, 2013