Your Child Deserves the Support of Both Parents
Good parents want the best for their child. And that means the love, respect, and support of both parents. Sometimes this can be hard to keep in mind when the parents do not get along. Unless you physically fear for the safety of yourself and your child, you need to put aside your feelings and focus on the child.
Good for the Child, Good for the Parents
Paying child support has been shown to be beneficial to the parents, too. When both parents are contributing financially and have meaningful and positive contact with the child, they can both feel good about taking responsibility. This can be as simple as paying for groceries or buying diapers, even if you’ve already paid your child support.