Child Support issues?
It never ceases to amaze me how differently people view the issue of Child Support. It seems to be okay for an ex to file for divorce in an expensive state and subsequently move to a much cheaper cost of living. Although I completely agree with paying child support, I do not believe in lining the pockets of the ex. Child support should pay for an equitable amount of the rent/housing based upon the number of parties in the household. It should also take into account the same type of percentage of the food to ensure the child is adequately fed. It should account for keeping the child clothed and their health care needs being met through either child support payments or Medical/Dental insurance. I would even agree it should help pay for some baby sitting needs and other non-traceable miscellaneous needs of the child. However, it should not be paid out at three times the cost of the resident state the ex decides to live. Doing so unfairly penalizes the non-custodial parent.