Divorced parents who are not primary custodians of their children sometimes dislike the regimented scheduling, time constraints and brevity of visitations. When ex-spouses feel minimized by a parent-child relationship, bitterness can sometimes lead a withdrawal of child support.
The global recession and its aftermath have been hard on wage earners. Competition for hard-to-get jobs is fierce. Members of one group -- single mothers - are often forced into taking multiple, low-wage jobs to meet minimum living costs. Even then, some aren't making ends meet.
Is sending a Texas parent to jail for failure to pay child support a good idea? Some analysts think incarcerating a mother or father is an extreme punishment for parents who may have the motivation, but not the ability, to make things right.
One of the most difficult-to-manage changes for noncustodial parents is physical distance from children. Parental relocation following divorce is common for financial security or personal reasons. The move can be jarring for both the children and the noncustodial parent.