Childcare Expenses - Whats Legitimate?


#1

Hi,

The X and I have used a sitter to watch our kids on teacher work days and early release days and a handful of days in the summer when we are both working and there isn’t any school. Is there any weight in the argument that because these expenses are not re-occurring on a weekly basis that they are not as legitimate for using in a calculation? Wake Co. has about 1 day a month on average that the kids are out of school early or for a teach work day and then we have about 6 days in the summer that the sitter watches the kids so we can work. It comes out to be about $80/mo. on average.
To me, this seems straight forward and predictable child care costs that should be entered into the calculation.


#2

Yes, if you can document that you are actually paying for childcare there is no reason that expense would not be accounted for in a support calculation.