The Top 4 Tips for Children Flying Alone

I wrote this post a few weeks ago and we got so much great feedback I decided to write a follow up with some of my best tips. Here is part one and read on for part two. With summer vacation coming to an end, … Read More

Best Child Support Resources

Are you feeling lost in the sea of paperwork and tasks to complete? There is nothing worse than feeling like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it. There are so many papers to fill … Read More

Vacation Ideas With Kids, At Each Age

I wrote in this post about how to save for a vacation on a single parent income. Today, I want to discuss some different vacation ideas for with kids, at each age. Vacations are something we all look forward to and by … Read More

Why Parents Don’t Pay Child Support

No matter what state you live in, there are some general guidelines when it comes to calculating child support. Always go directly to your state’s specific link and use their calculators to get started. Before you go however, be sure to gather … Read More

Top 4 Things You Missed When Calculating Child Support

How To Calculate Child Support

Every state is different. Depending on where you live there are different regulations for child support. How do you know where to start when trying to calculate child support?  Regardless of which state you live in, there are some general … Read More


Top 10 Summer Ideas for Co-parents

Do you ever get to the end of the school year and think, “Oh no…what the heck am I going to do with my kid all summer?!” I think the majority of co-parents ask that question. Especially when both parents work, summer … Read More

10 Best Spring Projects with Kids

When the snow finally melts away and the sun decides to shine more, the smell of Spring in the air gets me very excited. Spring refreshes us, awakens the world around us, welcomes new life from the earth, and reminds … Read More

The real cost of divorce is time

We talk about this a lot around here. how much time and energy people spend getting a divorce! Did you know that over the course of disputing with your spouse regarding finances and child support you lose, on average, 80 days … Read More


It just got easier with SupportPay!

“EASY” – Not really the first word that comes to mind when talking about child support. So many questions…How do I manage the expenses with my ex-spouse? How should I communicate what is needed when we can’t even have a … Read More

How to organize child support

One thing I’ve learned from running a business is that using spreadsheets to track money is a bad idea. That holds true for tracking child support payments too. Excel spreadsheets are great for many things, but keeping tabs on all … Read More

5 Ways to save for college as a single parent

I was reading this article on and it seams we have a real problem. On one had you want to save for your kids, on the other is the thought of retiring with less and having to mooch off your kids … Read More

Are You Paying For That?

Navigating the waters of who pays for what when co-parenting is hard. There are two sides to every coin, and the co-parenting coin is a tough one to flip. Constantly asking the question ” Are you paying for that? ” … Read More

Five things SupportPay does better than you

We all have our talents and things we’re amazing at doing. For some people, that can even include being organized. But even if you’re great at being organized and even better at reminding people when they owe you money, I … Read More

Don’t ever talk to your ex about money again

A lack of good communication is one of the biggest causes of divorce. It can be really hard to get on the same page, especially when it comes to money. Unfortunately, when you get divorced, money and communication problems don’t … Read More

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South Carolina Child Support System

In 1988, Congress passed the Family Support Act (FSA), which gave the states ten years to build a statewide Child Support Enforcement System (CSES). The state of South Carolina took a full six years after FSA was passed to hire … Read More