Child Support Problems


#1

Dear gubba:

Please be more specific. What expenses are you worried about. Also, are you paying pursuant to court order or an agreement?

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

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#2

I am very interested in the answer to this question as well.

We were able to terminate alimony and once that happened the ex started wanted us to pay 1/2 for boy scout camps, basketball/baseball stuff, and things like calculators for school. We have declined this far because she uses the extra activities to try and keep the boys from us on our visitation weekends.

I think my question to this would be, what is considered extraordinary expenses that we would be required to pay?

As I have said before, thanks for the guidance, assistance, and advise. This is the BEST website out there.


#3
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Originally posted by gubba
I just recently had my support obligation reduced after 2 years due to decreased income, and now my ex and her new huseband expect me to share in some of the incidental costs of raising the 2 boys.

My qyestion is this: what is child support supposed to cover, and what shoudl be my obligation beyond child support.

thanks![V]


Well, they think I should help in paying for child care, after school activities (I don’t have a problem paying for my share of the sports programs through the YMCA) School music program instrument rental, and “back to school” clothes and school supplies.

I used to pay $1176 per month and just last month got it reduced to $767.

HELP!!![:D]


#4

By the way…this is by court order in as much that Oregon has a set amount of child care to be paid based on the income of both parents, but it does not have any verbage on what is not covered and what is not.


#5

Dear gubba and stagar:

Greetings again. Okay, first I need you to recognize that this issue is not simply black and white. It is a case by case analysis. So, summer camps and child care costs are included in NC’s guidelines. After school activities are a toss up - could be extra, could be included. I would also not agree to activities that violate the visitation agreement.

Extraordinary expenses are just that, extraordinary. That means unusual and generally not planned. Generally this area encompasses medical expenses, but it has been expanded in the last couple of years.

The rule of thumb I go by for my clients it what is reasonable. Child support helps pay for the child’s portion of living costs - rent/mortgage, utilities, food, etc. If the other parent needs additional help and you have it to give, give it for the child. Pay the actual expense and you will be sure the funds are used for the child. Best of luck.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
RosenDivorce.com
919-787-6668

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#6

I just recently had my support obligation reduced after 2 years due to decreased income, and now my ex and her new huseband expect me to share in some of the incidental costs of raising the 2 boys.

My qyestion is this: what is child support supposed to cover, and what shoudl be my obligation beyond child support.

thanks![V]