I hear the same argument online and off. If a mom or dad is getting CS, that 100% of it should always go towards the kids. I don't agree. Reason why? Because if that child is being taken care financially, physically, mentally, whatever then that patent who receives CS should down the money however they want. This past weekend I went out and got my child $270.00 in summer clothes. Then I spent another $160 on a trampoline, a small one. Daycare alone is $426 and I have to pay an additional $250 for additional childcare (don't ask, not telling why). So if I want to take this $400 child support to buy myself lunch for the month, guess what. I will. If I wanna pay $30 for a fill and a design for my nails, gonna do it. Do I care if my ex knows that the money that is garnished from his check isn't going to DD but to me, oh well. His opinion doesn't matter. A portion of that CS will go to her savings but the rest is mine to blow on whatever I feel like. I don't understand why people feel like just because its cs it has to be spent on the kid.
This is not meant for parents who's kids look homeless and the parent looks like they just stepped out of a magazine. This is meant for women/men who are taking care of their kids like they are supposed to.