Continued from Part 1
Hearing each other out and listening to what the other party has to say is very important, as hard as it may be to be patient while doing so. Take the time to listen to the concerns and questions that your ex-spouse has in order to efficiently reach the best child support agreement in a way that is as smooth as possible.
Don’t Involve The Children
As much as you can, keep the children out of your divorce. Child support is meant to benefit your children, but they should never be in the middle of any discussion surrounding the payments. Payments should never be sent through the child, but instead from one parent directly to the other. If there is some reason that the parent receiving the support isn’t responsible enough to receive the check, you can check your local child support payment center to see if there is some sort of payment receipt agreement you can plan out so the payments are used where they should be.
This is especially important when it comes to finances. If you and your spouse are going to reach a fair child support agreement, both of you need to be honest about your income and expenses. Always provide copies of pay stubs, tax returns, and other important financial documents to your family law attorney.