Originally Posted by mrdependent
then what is it about? its all about the money
spousal and child support payments are not about what you need
to take care of kids. it's about what the parent is able to provide and what the child has a right to as his/her dependant. additionally, it's about the standard of living that the child's mother has a right to, depending on the nature of her and the father's relationship. it is most definitely not about what the mother 'needs' to raise the children.