Young parents need every dollar provided by child support

While it has always been expensive to raise a child, today's young parents have a historically tough row to hoe. As wages have stagnated for years, the prices for basic amenities have continued to climb. And parents who are part of the so-called "millennial generation" are among those hardest hit by the challenging economic trends.

According to a report authored by a policy analyst, the costs of education and childcare now eat up a substantially larger proportion of child rearing costs than in previous years. In fact, in 1960, these items accounted for only two percent of child raising costs while today that number stands at 18 percent.

Making this price jump all the more daunting is the fact that many of today's parents came out of school and into the work-a-day world during the recession. As a result, millennial parents often find themselves in a cycle of dead-end, low-paying jobs. And this is even true for those who have college degrees.

As you may be aware, the current economic conditions can be especially taxing for single parents. Typically, a single parent must get a job and as such, child care becomes a necessity. This means that all available income becomes critical.

For many single parents, child support is an essential financial resource. And support payers have a legal obligation to make their payments. If you are a single parent who is being unfairly burdened because your child's other parent is failing to keep up with his or her support payments, there are steps you can take to correct the situation. A Florida family law attorney can help you explore your options and act on your behalf to get you the money that you and your child are owed.

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