Alimony, also known as spousal support, has become increasingly controversial over the last few years. Many people view alimony as a relic from the past -- when women were expected to stay home for the benefit of the family and not have careers.
Divorce doesn't always end the ties between a couple entirely -- especially when there are issues like alimony or child support involved. Those two issues alone can keep cropping up with new problems for years after a divorce is finalized.
When does child support amount to unintentional alimony for the custodial parent?