Parents will also try to use the children to get back at the other parent. In this situation, the parent will try to deprive the other parent of parenting time/custody as punishment for the soured relationship. The people who lose the most in this situation are the children, as they are deprived of the love and attention of a good parent.
Oftentimes, both parents are good people who want as much parenting time as possible. Children are not property to be divided. A particular parenting time arrangement might work perfectly for some children. However, for other children it could be detrimental to their development and well-being.
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It costs a lot of money to raise a child. Baseball mitts, tennis shoes, soccer equipment, cheerleading camp, dance classes the list goes on. That’s not to mention the cost of putting a roof over their head and providing basic necessities like food, clothing, health care. Both parents need fair child support orders to enable them to have the funds to care of their children. West Virginia follows a child support formula in most cases. This formula takes into account factors such as the number of overnights the child spends with each parent and the income of each parent. The courts do deviate from the formula in certain circumstances. Examples of where courts might not strictly apply the formula are in instances where the child has expensive special needs or one parent is required to pay expensive travel costs. The failure to pay child support can lead to a parent being held in contempt and even jail time.