Seems obvious doesn't it? In fact, kids cost a lot of money to raise, and a major new research study shows that far too many of the poorest children raised in single parent households still don't receive a penny in child maintenance from their child's other parent.
Whether married or not, many spouses and cohabitees are understandably keen to resume their newly single lives with as much financial security as possible. That necessity is magnified when there are children to take care of and provide for.
I believe that some plans could have huge unintended consequences that will mount even greater pressure on mums and dads who are already struggling to make ends meet.