What exactly should child support cover?


#1

I have been contacted almost daily about many different items that my ex claims I need to pay half of. My ex seems to think that if the item doesn’t fall under food, clothing and shelter, then she needs to have payment for it. I have faithfully paid my portion of out-of-pocket medical expenses as written by the court order. I am being asked to pay for car repairs, band fees, school fees, pictures, school supplies, etc… I don’t mind doing my share of the bills for the two children, however, the daily contact about nickel and dime payments is getting ridiculous. I already pay close to $1200 per month in Child support, and I think that should cover some of these items. I am sure there is not a cut and dry list of items covered by childsupport, but I am looking for any kind of clarification that I can pass on. Thank you.


#2

You do not have to pay for any of the items you mention unless your order specifically states that you have to share in such expenses.