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.
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