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What is child support for?

Anonymous
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Question: What is child support for?

Options:

Bills and expenses for the kids

It should be set aside and saved until the kids are 18

It should only be spent on fun things for the kids

Child support shouldn't even be a thing

Other (please explain)

Whatever mom feels like spending it on


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Total Votes: 77

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Another post got me thinking... what do YOU think that child support is for?  

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:57 PM
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JenB1983
by Platinum Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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Other.
For whatever the FUCK the custodial parent decides to do with it, provided the children have their needs met.
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wkukid
by Ocean Wave on Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Bills and half the fun things and needs of children. And if there's leftover put away for savings.

mcwife86
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:59 PM

a combo of the first three options.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 26, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Lol, I thought of that and added it just as you replied.

Quoting JenB1983:

Other.
For whatever the FUCK the custodial parent decides to do with it, provided the children have their needs met.


PEEK05
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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To help with living expenses, seeing as how they are missing one set of income. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:00 PM

well, if i get child support this month, mommys buying a pair of pumps.

kitchen.ninja
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:00 PM
It's meant to cover a portion of their living expenses.

Medical support and extra curriculars are separate and should be split evenly.
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achapman
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Whatever the parent with custody See's fit as long as its not going to the bar and buying cloths and b.s for her/him self.

luvinmybabies20
by Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:01 PM
This


Quoting JenB1983:

Other.

For whatever the FUCK the custodial parent decides to do with it, provided the children have their needs met.

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mom2the.rescue
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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I voted other: it depends on how well off the family is.  If the custodial parent doesn't really need the help, it should be put away till they're adults.  If they're comfortable but could use the money for vacations, then that's it.  If they're broke, it should pay for clothes, bills, sports, etc...

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