Imagine saying goodbye to what used to be a financially stable situation and now having to survive independently in New York. This is what newly single parents have to do each day after getting divorced and getting primary custody of their kids. They may worry about whether they will be able to financially meet their children's needs or not. Child support is designed to make sure that the non-custodial parent still plays an active role in meeting these needs for a certain period of time.
Well-known entertainer Ludacris recently was in a child support battle with the mother of his child, Tamika Fuller. The rapper must pay support in the amount of $7,000 each month to the woman, despite his claiming that he could only afford the much lower figure of $1,800 per month. Ludacris, whose real name is Chris Bridges, has an average monthly income of $25,842, he said.