My child support order requires me to cover medical expenses and costs related to my child’s hockey team in addition to normal child support.
My ex-wife just sent me receipts looking for reimbursement for things like prom tickets, school testing fees, yearbook picture expenses, etc.
Since those extra expenses are not mentioned in my child support do I have to pay them? Isn’t that what child support is supposed to cover?
I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Ohio divorce laws where I am licensed to practice.
In general, when a child support order is in place, the person who is ordered to pay child support generally only has to pay the amount the court requires him or her to pay.
They generally do not have to pay specific expenses, unless the child support order (or another court order) expressly requires them to do so.
In your case, you were order to pay child support (presumably a specific amount per month) and were specifically ordered to pay hockey expenses and school expenses. It does not appear that prom tickets, school testing fees, or yearbook pictures are medical expenses or expenses to do with hockey.
Therefore, unless a court has specifically ordered you to pay these expenses – which from what you have told me does not appear to be the case – it would appear that you are not required to pay them.
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