If you have children and you are going through a divorce, the most important thing that you can do is be supportive of your children and reassure them that they are loved by both parents. They will be going through an extremely difficult time, and every effort should be made to isolate them from your disputes with their other parent. During this time is when they will need you the most, to love and comfort them.
The legal circumstances relating to your children during divorce need to be settled. You will have to handle child custody and support issues with your spouse with the hope that amicable solutions can be found quickly for the sake of your children. The longer it takes for you and your spouse to find those solutions, the longer you will be putting your children through a difficult time in their life.
If child support is awarded by a Judge in your case, then you may have questions about how you can use your child support payments. There is plenty of misinformation out there that would make it seem like child support payments are tightly monitored. To the contrary, that only happens if previous fraud or financial impropriety has been proven. If you are responsible with your child support payments, you don't have to worry about this.
Child support can be used to cover the wide variety of basic living and needs such as, rent, clothing, food, medical costs, etc. Fun activities such as going to the movies, and some extracurricular activities can also be paid for with child support payments.
If you have any questions concerning child custody or child support, please give our firm a call at (908)-454-3200 to set up an appointment with one of our attorneys.
Source: FindLaw, "What Does Child Support Cover?," Accessed Jan. 18, 2018