What is covered by child support payments?


Everything with the exception of daycare, health insurance, and any extraordinary expenses. The calculators have boxes for these amounts, if any. Other than that, unless you have stipulations in your separation/divorce agreement about any other situation like camp or music lessons, that’s it.


The answer posted by posted by fatlilbeagle is not exactly correct. With “Worksheet A” everything is covered including daycare, health insurance, etc. This is explained in the instructions for the guidelines.

Good luck.

Lee S. Rosen
Board Certified Family Law Specialist
The Rosen Law Firm
4101 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 500
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

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What is covered by child support payments? Is there a formal list, or a guideline what is covered by child support? My question is should everyday basic items like school, lunches, school supplies, field trips, clothing, haircuts etc be covered by the party that is getting the child support? My question is what is covered under this payment