With the end of summer came the start of a new school year for many children across Florida. But even though many parents rejoice the start of a new school because they finally have some extra time to themselves while their children are in class, divorced parents are sometimes less than thrilled for this time of the year.
Raising a child is a big responsibility. At times, single parents may feel overwhelmed by this duty. Even though one of a child's parents might not maintain physical custody, the non-custodial parent can still help take care for a child by maintaining support payments. Regardless of whether or not the two parents are married, a child support order may be put in place by a Florida court to help their child thrive.
When couples are preparing to split up, examining finances may become very important. This is especially true for couples who have children together. Without the benefit of sharing income -- or having a two-income household -- covering the costs of raising kids can become a challenge. This is where child support payments can be very helpful for the parent who has primary custody.