Child support


#1

I guess this is what is happening now?

-if transportation costs are very high I believe you can claim these on child support as extraordinary expenses.
-in NC, unless your separation agreement states differently, you have no obligation to pay for college.
-you have no obligation to cover medical insurance unless your separation agreement states that or unless you agree to it.
-yes, the custodial parent who has the child(ren) the majority of the time gets to claim on taxes unless your agreement states differently or he/she signs them over to you w/ the appropriate IRS form.


#2

If your children are in college then child support cannot be ordered. I am not sure I understand the remainder of your question?

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#3

can the spouse be held accountable for college tuition in the future?
who claims the child as a dependent on taxes if one has custody and one pys cs?
medical insurance for the child until what age?


#4

My understanding is that unless you have a signed agreement as part of your separation agreement, you are not obligated to pay for college tuition. So no, not responsible.
The parent with whom the child spends the majority of the year with gets to claim the child…unless the appropriste IRS documents are signed to let the other parent claim. You should read about this on www.irs.gov as there are different circumstances.
I would think Medical insurance would be the same as support - until 18 or having graduated from high school - unless your separation agreement addresses this.


#5

All child support obligations cease when your child has turned 18 AND graduated from high school. If your child has not finished high school by age 18 child support can continue as long as they are in high school and making progress towards graduation, however it will not go beyond age 20.

Once your child support obligations have ended, there is no legal obligation to provide health insurance or pay tuition. The children can be claimed as dependents based on the rules set forth by the IRS.

Helena M. Nevicosi
Attorney with Rosen Law Firm

4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
919.787.6668 main phone
919.787.6361 main fax

Charlotte Office
301 McCullough Drive
Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28262
Main Phone: (704)307.4600
Main Fax: (704) 9343.0044

Durham & Chapel Hill Office
1829 East Franklin Street
Building 600
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 321.0780

ROSEN.COM

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 only, a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action. The information posted on this forum is available for public viewing and is not intended to create an attorney client relationship with any individual. These answers are provided for informational purposes only, a person should consult with their own individual legal counsel before taking any action that could affect their legal rights or obligations.


#6

likely?
spouse pays for transportation costs to see kids
spouse pays for kids college
spouse covers medical insurance during college
other spouse with custody and receives cs claims child on taxes