Divorce can rattle even the most secure parents. It can also leave those parents who don’t have physical custody worried about how their ex-spouse is taking care of their children and spending their child support. This leaves many individuals with one lingering question on their mind: what is child support used for?
In a previous blog post, we discussed how one of Kanye West’s lyrics from his 2005 hit Gold Digger depicted a woman using child support payments for liposuction. Of course, Kanye’s example may be on the extreme side. Child support generally only covers expenses incurred when taking care of children.
Below is an outline of some legitimate uses of child support: