Clarification of a previous response


#1

Lee Rosen’s statement covers both Worksheet A and B and is correct.

Lisa M. Angel
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
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Raleigh, NC 27607
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email: angel@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 but a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action.


#2

I am not sure I understand. According to the instructions, Worksheet B is used if there is joint physical custody, AND the expenses for the children are shared proportionately by the mother and father. For example, if income was 60/40 father/mother, the cost of clothing for the child would be shared 60/40 between the mother and this would be an additional expense to the “non purchaser”. What am I missing?


#3

The child support calculation already includes all the needs of the child. Food, cloths, housing … You are not required to pay anything additional except what is outlined in seperation agreement.


#4

I am extremely confused. A question was asked about what additonal payments needed to be made if you were utilizing schedule B.See the response below.

It appears that Schedule A includes everything, and that schedule b would include “additional” expenses. It doesn’t look like “everything” is included in Schedule B.

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The guidelines require parents using Worksheet B to work together to resolve these extra expenses. This is a distinction from the instructions provided by Worksheet A. The instructions basically provide that parties must resolve these issues cooperatively or they are not good candidates for Worksheet B.

Good luck.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Rosen.com
(919)787-6668


#5

That’s right - there is a difference between A and B. The instructions are your best source of information. Read the instructions for each worksheet.

Good luck.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Rosen.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

Below is the orig question and answers provided by both Mr. Rosen and Fatlilbeagle. Please clarifiy, does the statement that you agree with also cover Schedule B. Should the support payment include all basic Child needs such as clothes [both houses] school related expenses and all other basic child needs ie.e haircuts, shoes etc. and the only extra dollars or shared costs should be in items above basic support, ie music lessions etc, health care, insurance and other items spelled out in the seperation agreement.

thanks

What is covered by child support payments? Is there a formal list, or a guideline what is covered by child support? My question is should everyday basic items like school, lunches, school supplies, field trips, clothing, haircuts etc be covered by the party that is getting the child support? My question is what is covered under this payment

fatlilbeagle

USA
223 Posts
Posted - 12/05/2005 : 09:48:04

Everything with the exception of daycare, health insurance, and any extraordinary expenses. The calculators have boxes for these amounts, if any. Other than that, unless you have stipulations in your separation/divorce agreement about any other situation like camp or music lessons, that’s it.

LeeRosen

USA
221 Posts
Posted - 12/05/2005 : 16:29:13

The answer posted by posted by fatlilbeagle is not exactly correct. With “Worksheet A” everything is covered including daycare, health insurance, etc. This is explained in the instructions for the guidelines.

Good luck.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607