Who should be responsible for transporting kids


#1

my ex and i have been separated a little over a year. he moved in with a girlfriend 20 miles from here at that time. we have a verbal agreement that he picks up the kids every other weekend and has them for 2 nights. lately, he has been expecting me to pick up the girls on sunday evenings, claiming i should do it because he pays child support. i am not the one that decided to move so far out, and i don’t always have enough money for gas to drive out there. i usually fill up my tank when i get paid and i work close to home, so it can last 2 weeks if i don’t have to drive to knightdale. i already agreed to let him off $125 on child support because i did not want to wait 4 months for a court date.
who usually pays for transportation in this situation?


#2

It was spelled out in my custody agreement who picks them up and who drops them off (both me). Unfortunately, it was written when we lived 8 miles apart. Fast forward 3 years when, due to the economy, I had to move 200 miles away to find work and I still pick them up and drop them off, 19,000 miles a year worth. Without something written, I would think meeting halfway, or alternating would be fair. Child support is for the child, not for transport costs. Sorry I wasn’t more help.


#3

Child support is for the care, feeding and housing of the child. Not driving them to and fro for his convenience. He moved, he drives. You move, you drive.