Which Spouse Pays for Child Care and When


#1

What determines who pays for child care and when? Given a 50/50 schedule and a situation in where one parent routinely works weekends and has help from his/her parents to watch the children, then who pays?

E.g.
Spouse works M - F 9am - 5pm
Me work Sun-Tues 8am - 4pm

My parents are graciously watching the child on my 2 weekend days and 2 weekdays while I work, if I have them.
Do I have to pay for child care expenses for days that my spouse has the child and I’m not working? E.g. Spouse has child Wed-Fri and wants me to pay half of day care. So, do I have to pay for day care when the child isn’t in my custody? if all other factors are the same, income ect?

Thanks,
Sidetracked


#2

The child care expenses are factored in to the child support calculation. There is a child support calculator on the website that you may use to determine the appropriate amount of child support in your particular case.