A woman from Columbus, Ohio, had some advice for parents who are divorced when it comes to things like child support and college tuition. She said that they should focus more on making sure that they are coming close to their goals, rather than being perfect. This way, she claims, it is less hassle, and it puts far less strain on the relationships. Both sides do have to work hard and attempt to do what they agreed to do, but she was honest about the fact that it does not always work out as well in reality as it sounded like it would during the court case.
For example, she said that her ex is typically a generous person who tries to make all of his child support payments. He does not try to skip out on what he knows that he should do. This also goes for paying for college, which they are trying to split down the middle for both of their children. She stated that for one semester, the cost came to a total of $4,200, meaning that each of them would need to pay $2,100. Her ex, however, only had $1,900 to spare. She allowed him to pay what he was able, supplying the other $200 on her own. She could have been angry about it and tried to force him to pay, but the time and energy just would not have been worth it to her.