You knew that you wanted to get a divorce when you saw that your spouse wasn’t doing what they said they were after work. You have your own opinion on what that means, but at the end of the day, the reality is that both of you just aren’t getting along.

You don’t want to put your child through a struggle as a result of your decision, though. You worry that you may not be able to provide them with the best life as a single parent, especially since your spouse is the breadwinner.

Child support is there to help

You shouldn’t be overly concerned about your child’s financial support after a divorce, especially if you know that your spouse is going to be willing to pay or take care of them. Child support is designed to be paid to the parent who has the child more often and who, potentially, needs more financial assistance in their home. Support is used to make sure that your child has a good quality of life in both homes, not just in one.

Many factors go into the decision on how much child support is paid. You and your spouse may make a decision about what’s fair outside court. You may also allow a judge to decide. It’s up to you to determine if you can find an agreeable solution or want to turn to the court for assistance.

If you’re getting a divorce, remember that child support is an obligation that one parent will need to cover. Your child deserves support from both parents, so they can be nurtured and have the same financial support as in a two-parent home.