For those of us on Schedule B but still pay child support to the other custodial parent (i.e. equal time but inequity of income), what does the law state around who pays for shared expenses? By shared, I mean haircuts, cell phones, school supplies, field trips, car insurance, etc. One could argue that the monthly child support payment is supposed to cover all of this. Another could argue that both custodial parents are equally responsible for these somewhat ordinary expenses, as the child support order only covers basic needs (food, housing, etc). Let’s assume there’s nothing else in the Consent Order that stipulates who covers this.
Who is right?
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