We can’t argue that child support is a necessary tool to protect the well-being of children and cover their every day expenses. Child support laws exist in Florida for the best interests of the child, to ensure he or she grows up with life’s necessities. Sometimes paying child support can be a burden to the non-custodial parent who has the order, but without it, children can suffer many financial and emotional setbacks.
Many non-custodial parents across the country fail to meet their child support obligations, either intentionally or through hardship of their own. A Tennessee man has admitted that paying child support for his 16-year-old daughter, born out of wedlock, is difficult. The man owes $14,000 in child support after failing to keep receipts for three years, and he says the child support bills have been overwhelming. He was faced with the difficult decision of having money for rent, or a car to get to and from work.