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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:
These categories are only a broad outline of what child support can be used for. Different states may be more restrictive - or broader. If you have questions about what child support can cover, it might be a good idea to contact a local attorney in your jurisdiction who can explain the specific laws in your area.
Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.