Child Support Question


#1

Once Child Support is paid to the custodial parent, is that person responsible for providing all the necessary needs of the children. (All clothes, shoes, school lunches, supplies, etc.) We have joint custody with 65/35% or is it to be shared on top of the Child Support payment?


#2

The non custodial parent is responsible for meeting the child’s basic needs while the child is with them, such as food, clothes, housing ect. The child support calculation accounts for the time spent with each parent, and therefore child support is set up intending that the parent caring for the child at the time meets the child’s needs.