During your divorce, you and your ex-spouse had to work through some tough issues before finally reaching a custody and visitation agreement. At the time, it appeared to be a good and fair parenting plan.
Parents who have custody rely on child support payments to assist in keeping their children healthy, safe and happy. Many parents who receive child support may have received misguided advice from well-meaning friends and family about how child support payments can be spent, or have been questioned by an ex-spouse about where the child support payments are spent.
There are many suggested steps to take after a divorce to ensure your new life goes smoothly. These steps include changing a last name back to a maiden name (optional), opening new bank accounts or finding a new place to live. Other items include reviewing various accounts to ensure who the beneficiaries are and ensuring that they are updated. Those accounts include: