You Don't Have to do it Alone
The law requires parents to support their children and spouses to support each other. If a parent does not provide care through physical custody, they will be ordered to pay child support if the other parent requests it or receives cash aid from the government. When people marry, they agree to care for one another. At least that is how the law sees it. Even if one spouse does not care for the other, that spouse is still entitled to be supported.