Media, family law, judges, courts, lawyers, the government, “single” (mostly) mothers, etc. all tout the often repeated lie/misinformation that child support is for the children. This is at best misinformation, but likely an outright lie.
Although there have been many reports, videos, etc. on this topic, it continues to persist.
This recent report out of California shows, again, that child support is for welfare recovery, not the child.