Does Child Support Also Cover Extra-Curricular Activities?

Question:erica eberle attorney tennessee

Is child support also supposed to cover extra-curricular activities like sports teams and equipment?

Does my ex have a right to expect me to pay for things like winter boots on top of the support I already pay?

 

Answer:

While I am not licensed to practice law in your state, I can give some general guidance on this issue.

The answer is dependent on the court order that set the child support as well as the specific laws of your state. It may be that you are required to pay a pro rated share of extracurricular activities, or it may be that you are required to pay all or none of it.

Be sure to bring the court order to a consultation with an attorney in your state so that they can better advise you on how to proceed.

Many states require that you provide all clothing, especially when the child will be in your care at some point. In other words, the court would require that you pay for winter boots for the time in which the child will be with you.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult a domestic litigation attorney in your area to obtain specific advice as to the laws in your state and how they impact your potential case.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Tennessee divorce lawyer Erica Eberle, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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One comment on “Does Child Support Also Cover Extra-Curricular Activities?

    mother
    Hello my name is tatiana I have a premature baby that her father is trying to take custody for.I am thinking about what is best for my child he is trying to custody so he wouldn’t have to travel to md. He lives in ga and my daughter was born in ga but I moved to Maryland to provide a better living environment for my daughter.She is in the hospital right now because she got sick but her father never calls to check up on her or to see if she is getting better or anything. He shows no interest in her or anything she does. He got a legitimation for her . I just want to know can he get any kind of custody for her

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