Forensic Accountant

Irina Anissimova, CPA, CFF

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On child support - a quote

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 7:45 PM

"Child support is a continuing sore spot in most coparenting relationships, as mothers often feel - AND THE DATA SUBSTANTIATE - that child support is inadequate, and fathers often feel that they are contributing more than their fair share. ... Of the millions of women who are entitled to child support, fewer than half receive payments as ordered, about one third are paid a fraction of what they have been promised, and one fourth of the women get nothing. Wealthier men do not have a better record of child support. " Some men unilaterally cut child support when their ex-wifes begin to earn good salaries or marry well-to-do second husbands. Others reduce child support when they themselves remarry, especially if they acquire stepchildren or have more children with the second wife. "Not one father in our study voluntarily raised child support because his ex-wife was physically or psychologically not well."

From: Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a decade after divorce/By Judith Wallerstein & Sandra Blakeslee.

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