As your children heads back to school this fall, remember that it is likely to do you no good to keep all of your receipts hoping that the other parent will split the costs. Unless your child support order specifically says otherwise, these “normal” expenses are likely not going to be viewed as extraordinary expenses that the other parent should reimburse. It is better to simply be wise and budget appropriately for these expenses. That said, you can and should discuss these issues with your attorney, especially if you believe that your child support order specifically states otherwise.
Written by Elizabeth A. Bokermann, Esquire, associate attorney at the Law Offices of Linda A. Kerns, LLC.