It’s not uncommon that both parents are unable to care for their child due to work-related issues. Child support can be used to cover the cost of child care, including babysitters, nannies, or other fees.
These costs could include activities that occur outside of regular school hours such as after school programs, summer camp and sporting activities.
A child needs to get from one place to another safely, and child support could also be used to pay for basic transportation and travel cost. This could include the cost required to purchase a vehicle, gas fees, car payments, or the cost to ride public transportation.
Even if your kid is in public school, education still comes with a cost. School-related needs should be paid for using child support such as school clothes/uniforms, tuition fees, textbooks, lunch money and private tutors if needed.
Child support can also be used to pay for part or all of a child’s college education. Just because a child’s parents have gotten a divorce doesn’t mean the child’s education should suffer. Some states usually require that the noncustodial parent contribute to the cost of college if the child is attending full-time.
The courts will determine all factors when it comes to the financial and support needs of a child. These needs will then be stated in a child support order. For more assistance on child custody and making sure your child’s best interests are met, contact the Glendale divorce lawyers at The Sampair Group today.