Child Support Laws: Does Child Support Cover School Lunches?

Question:Kevin Mammola Atlanta Divorce Attorney

How do child support laws address paying for school lunches?

My ex-wife is asking me for more money to cover the cost of lunch on top of the child support I already pay.

Are school lunches covered by child support, and is there any written documentation I can provide to my ex-wife?


While I am not licensed to practice in your jurisdiction, I can provide you with some general divorce help for men regarding the child support issues you present in your question.

Generally speaking, the intent of a child support obligation is to assist the custodial parent in paying for necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. Clearly, payment of school lunches would fall under this general category.

It is unlikely, however, that there is any clear documentation in your state’s child support laws stating that the support obligation does in fact covers the cost of the child’s school lunch.

It is advisable that you seek the assistance of a practicing divorce attorney in your area that is familiar with the child support laws presented in your question.

To schedule an appointment with a Cordell & Cordell mens divorce lawyer, including Kevin Mammola, an attorney in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Cordell & Cordell, please contact Cordell & Cordell.

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