Extraordinary Expense on CS


#1

I live two hours away from my child, and am required to do all driving to see her. Our custody arrangement is every other weekend. So that is eight hours in the car each weekend I see my child, and 210 miles round trip.

I do realize that this is up to a judge’s discretion, but in your opinion, do you feel that the following sceneario would justify an allowance on the child support worksheet as an extraordinary expense? If so, what, in your opinion, would be a reasonable $$$ range?

Thank you!


#2

I have seen judges allow travel expenses as extraordinary expenses. I have seen them use the actual cost of gas in some cases, in others, the current mileage reimbursement rate, and in other cases, not account for them at all.