Nowadays, families in Rhode Island have hectic schedules making it difficult to always know where a spouse is or where a child needs to be. Moreover, when a divorce occurs, it is extremely difficult to keep numerous schedules in line and keep track of all the necessary expenses and financial needs of the children. Being able to keep these details sorted and up-to-date could help ensure child support needs are not only accurate but are also met.
A recent report suggests that divorce parents should utilize an app that not only keeps track of their custody schedule but the money spent on the child and children, including any child support payments made and received. Moreover, this application helps parents that pay child support see where their money is going.
The parent recipient of child support is able to detail the money spent on their child. Whether it is costs for school, clothing, food, extracurricular activities or healthcare, both parents can have a more accurate calculation of the finances spent on their child.
An important effect that these programs or applications have is the avoidance of unnecessary disputes and legal actions to get the information that is provided by these programs. In fact, the popularity of these programs is growing, and in some matters, courts could order parents to use these programs. This is often the case for high-conflict divorce cases.
Divorce and post-divorce issues involving children such as child support can be serious and often lengthy. Parents should understand different methods to address these issues. Whether it is using a program, going to mediation or filing a suit, parents should seek to resolve their divorce conflicts and focus on the needs and the best interest of their child.
Source: Huffington Post, "These Apps Could Help You And Your Ex Avoid Child Support Fights," Beth Pinsker, Feb. 4, 2015