What is child support for?

Generally, all the day to day expenses should be paid using child support. Medical co-pays are generally split pro-rata based on income, but the party receiving support is responsible for the first $250 in unreimbursed expenses.

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You have all helped me so much. Here’s my next question:

After using the child support calculator, I’ve come up with the amount my STBX should be paying. Assuming that he actually pays this without me having to go to court for it, what is this child support supposed to actually be used for? For example, my oldest son has to pay restitution to the court for a medical bill. He is a minor. I paid this on Friday. Should my STBX be responsible for 1/2 of this, or should this be covered in the child support payment he is supposed to make?