When you get divorced, you embark on a new life, and that includes money matters. All the resources that have been going into supporting one household suddenly need to support two, which can be challenging for everyone concerned even in the best circumstances.
I recently had a young lady call for legal advice and she had been cohabiting with the father of her child. I asked why she had not formally married and she told me that the marriage license was "just a piece of paper" and she did not believe that it was necessary. In her circumstances, it may not have been needed. But: