Do Summer Camps Qualify As Daycare?

Omaha Nebraska Divorce LawyerQuestion:

My ex-wife is ordered to pay half of daycare expenses for our child. During the summer our child is attending summer camp rather than daycare.

Should my ex-wife be paying half of summer camp costs? Would summer camp qualify as daycare?


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Nebraska and Iowa divorce and child custody laws where I am licensed to practice.

It can be argued that summer camps are extracurricular activities and not necessary, thus meaning your ex-wife would not have to pay. She is not court-ordered to pay extracurricular activities, according to the information provided.

However, you may be able to argue in court that summer camp essentially is replacing daycare costs and that your ex-wife should be paying you half the costs.

This is unfortunately a situation where there is no bright-line rule, so you would likely have to ask the court to interpret the order through a motion to clarify.

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In addition, the ruling may depend on your state’s divorce laws and how camps and extracurricular activities are treated for the purposes of parenting plans.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with a divorce lawyer in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Omaha, Nebraska Divorce Lawyer Jamie Kinkaid, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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