A co-parenting relationship isn't something that is appropriate for all divorced spouses. Instead, these arrangements are best-suited for parents who are able to get along to some degree.
Taking care of your children is one of the most important things you have to do as a parent. Just because you and your child's other parent aren't in a relationship any longer doesn't mean that you have to shirk on these duties. Your child custody order is one way that you have that might enable you to be as active as possible in your child's life.
Almost all child custody cases come with child support. This financial support isn't decided without careful consideration. Instead, the court has very specific things that it has to consider when trying to determine which parent is going to pay child support and how much those payments will be.
Child support payments are meant to support a child, or that is what you would think when you hear the term. This isn't the case in all instances. One woman's story is providing an interesting look into what might actually go on with child support payments.