i know a woman who recently took the father of her child to court and sued for child support. before she took the father to court the dude was taking care of the child i.e. paying tuition, buying clothes going half on the braces etc. etc. but he was exchanging money getting the bills, etc. through the child's maternal grandmother because he didn't want contact w/ the mother because she would always cut up. now that he has court ordered support he only does what the court ordered him to do, which is less than what he was doing before. anyway my friends and i are having a debate and it's pretty much split down gender lines. our/the male point of view is what sense does it make to take the man to court for child support if he's supporting the child? the women are pretty much for it. thoughts.