Child Support 101: who pays what, and what does that cover?

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – Child Support seems to be one of the most controversial subjects when filing for a divorce. Who pays what and what does that cover?

In general, child support covers the basic living expenses of the minor child such as food, utility bills, toiletries, clothing, medical expenses, and basic school expenses. The formula can calculate daycare expenses and extra-curricular expenses. When setting up the calculation, know what your expenses cover.

If your child has extra-curricular activities, music bills, graduation expenses, drivers training, and other out of pocket expenses that your child needs, be sure to articulate their needs and try to come to an agreement for these expenses.

Each case is different, so consult with your attorney on these costs.

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