Work Related Child Care Cost


#1

Can I get a true definition on what this means please?

Do you have to pay work related expenses for someone who doesn’t work? Does online schooling at home count as a work-related expense?

My ex-spouse does college work online but has my child enrolled in daycare. Do I have to pay for an unemployed person, who hasn’t worked in a decade, for my child to go to a daycare while they stay home all day?


(Anna Ayscue) #2

For child support purposes, the North Carolina Child Support Guidelines define childcare costs as “reasonable child care costs that are, or will be, paid by a parent due to employment or job search.”

Childcare expenses for a parent to attend school are not added into the child support worksheet. The Guidelines further state that childcare costs for the custodial parent to attend school can be considered by a judge to deviate from the amount of child support to be paid according to the child support worksheet. This may include online schooling, depending on the specific circumstances, for the custodial parent.

You would not have to pay for your ex-spouse’s childcare while he/she attends school if you are the custodial parent.


Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest

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#3

Wait, this is confusing. Allow me to clarify it as a better question

Would the non-custodial parent be required to pay child care costs (for a daycare with a preschool-like curriculum) as per the North Carolina Child Support worksheet if the custodial parent does not work, did not work prior to the divorce, and does online only school at home?


(Anna Ayscue) #4

A non-custodial parent may or may not be required to pay for childcare expenses for a parent that attends online school. While this cost would not be included in the child support worksheet calculations, a judge could order that all childcare expenses, for whatever reasons, be divided between the parties above and beyond the monthly child support payment to the custodial parent.


Anna Ayscue

Attorney with Rosen Law Firm Cary • Chapel Hill • Durham • Raleigh • Wake Forest

Rosen Online | Unlimited confidential access to a North Carolina attorney for $199/mo - click here

The response posted above is based upon the limited factual information made available and is not intended as a full and complete response to the question. The only reliable manner to obtain complete and adequate legal advice is to consult with an attorney, fully explain your situation, and allow the attorney sufficient opportunity to research the applicable law and facts required to render an accurate opinion. The basic information provided above is intended as a public service only, a full discussion with an attorney should be undertaken before taking any action. The information posted on this forum is available for public viewing and is not intended to create an attorney client relationship with any individual. These answers are provided for informational purposes only, a person should consult with their own individual legal counsel before taking any action that could affect their legal rights or obligations.


(Jason Jorden) #5

Hello,
I am just thinking about that how much does child care cost?

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(divorce.legal) #6

Hey Hi Anna ,
I really appreciate your willingness to assist. It is helpful to have someone who has had experience with similar issues on previous projects to offer guidance. Keep going on.

Regard
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