So if I, a custodial parent, were to to deny my child any of the necessary items, I would be an abusive and negligent parent. I would most likely lose the rights to my children.
However, a non custodial parent can got months, if not years without paying a single dime and he doesn’t lost anything. Maybe his license. Maybe even some jail time but he still has rights.
Hmmmm… Patriarchy much?