Originally Posted by DennyCrane
The kind of father who doesn't trust his ex-wife to spend that money on the children, but instead on stuff that has nothing to do with the kids. While I don't believe every woman does this, there's no shortage of women who do. Child support can be easily abused. There's no way to enforce how that money gets spent and that's what angers a lot of fathers. Imagine sending money to your ex to pay for your kids' clothes and discovering their mother spent it on clothes for herself instead. Again, I don't think all women do this. But it's not exactly uncommon either.
Maybe it varies by state, but in NJ, a parent paying child support has the right to see receipts and records. And of course child support also means housing, food, utilities, etc.
I know there are mothers who don't spend the money strictly on their kids, and that is wrong. There are also fathers, divorced or not, who are clueless as to how much kids clothing costs and the expenses that crop up for school and extracurricular activities.