Extraordinary Expenses from out of state


I live in Colorado and my soon to be ex and our four children live in NC. I have looked at the child support calculations set for NC and identified what our respective obligations are by the gross income. My question centers around the extraordinary expense of travel on my part. In the decree I will get to have the children for the summer months and it will cost approximately $2500 to fly out, retrieve them and fly back. Then the cost of returning them to NC. When I factor in the $2500 in the extra ordinary expense column in the child support calculator, it ultimately zero’s out my child support obligation. Is this true and accurate when assigning child support, or what can I expect?

Thanks for your time.

Hi, I am not a lawyer but I am in the same situation. I live in Massachusetts and my ex + 3 kids live in NC. In my case, I was not given credit for my travel expenses because I made the decision to move back to my home state after the divorce. The following facts did not matter:

  • Ex stated shw was going to move back to Massachusetts as well.
  • I was able to transfer with my company.
  • I remarried and my wife is from Massachusetts.

That’s pretty sad considering some fathers just move away and never make an effort to see their kids. Good luck!