According to an article by The Street on July 6, many fathers prefer to give children the things they need directly rather than simply make child support payments.
A study led by Baltimore, Maryland-based Johns Hopkins University that looked into the lives of 367 low-income non-custodial fathers in the cities of Austin, Charleston, and Philadelphia recently indicated that almost half of the respondents (46%) gave material support to their children, such as baby products, food, clothing, school supplies, and the like.
Many prefer non-monetary support so they can be more directly involved in their children’s lives.
Child custody and child support arrangements are critically important to establish, as these agreements will affect you and your children’s lives for years to come. If you need help enforcing child support payments, modifying agreements, or something else related to divorce law, the experienced legal team at Marshall & Taylor PLLC may be able to help. Call our offices in Raleigh at (919) 833-1040 today to learn more.