I have a few different questions related to child support & visitation:
Quick background: the child’s father and I were never married and we’ve only had a verbal visitation and support agreement in place for the past 10 years. I would technically qualify as the primary physical custodian in terms of number of overnights she is with me.
1/ What can be included in “extraordinary expenses” section of Worksheet A for child support? Several websites have indicated that private school tuition is legitimate, while social services indicated that it is not standard when they handle the case and that a judge would have to approve it.
2/ What is used to substantiate the defendant’s salary in child support? Taxes and pay stubs from the past year may not tell the whole story – what if there is other compensation such as stock options?
3/ The girlfriend of my child’s father basically lives with him and stays overnight every night our daughter is with him. If I sought a legal custody arrangement (we only have verbal), would that offer me any legal enforcement against this?