Reason behind child support law


Dear CamillaCat:

Greetings. Most judges include the division of all uninsured medical expenses in some ratio between the parties. The $250 rule is probably to ensure that catastrophic expenses are not the burden of just one parent. Thank you.

Janet L. Fritts
Attorney with Rosen Divorce
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I have read in the Oct. 2002 child support guidelines, than any uninsured medical expenses in excess of $250/yr be divided between the parents by their respective incomes. What is the reasoning behind the $250 rule? Why is it not ALL uninsured expenses be divided between parents?

Our current cs order states that all uninsured medical expenses be divided 50/50. When we go back to review child support in the Fall, how easy would it be to include the $250 in-excess rule?

Thanks :slight_smile: