Is Child Support Important or Can You Go Without?
SHOW NOTES: EPISODE 010
In this episode, I talk about whether or not you can or should go without child support. I also discuss why it’s important as a community of single moms to stop making other single moms who can’t go without feel ashamed for her choices.
CHILD SUPPORT SHAMING
In the first few minutes of this episode I discuss how the world believes that single moms who receive child support are taking advantage of their exes by filing for child support. Also, the fact that the mom must provide for her child by the means of child support must make her a bitter mom. NOT!
While that may be the case for some, however, not all single moms deserved to be labeled as bitter over a failed relationships just because she's made a choice to file for child support.
SHARING THE FINANCIAL BURDEN
The financial burden should not rest with the mom even if she can manage on her own. Going without does not make you any more or less of a "real" mother. Trust me, no one truly desires to take care of children alone. You should not feel ashamed or guilty for holding the father accountable for his children.
OTHER METHODS OF CHILD SUPPORT
The end of this episode highlights a different kind of child support. In-kind. In-kind child support is a collaborative arrangement that involve some mixture of cash and in-kind goods and services given directly to the child. This arrangement is preferred by fathers who fear that the mom will spend child support funds on herself rather than the child.
Hear about how the world believes that single moms who receive child support are taking advantage of their exes by filing for child support.
Understand why it’s important to share the financial burden
Understanding importance of understanding fathers rationale for in-kind child support