What Type of Expenses Are Covered Under Child Support in New York
One of the most important factors to sort out during a divorce is child support. For parents who have children, their main goal is to make sure that their children will have the financial resources they need for their health and financial well-being.
Who Typically Pays for Child Support in New York?
Usually, the non-custodial parent pays for child support (a parent that has fewer visitation rights or parenting time with the children) to the custodial parent. The custodial parent is the one that the children live with most of the time.
In addition to the standard child support obligations, parents may also have to cover school and educational expenses, healthcare costs, childcare expenses, and any costs that are related to extracurricular activities and summer camp for their children.
School and Educational Expenses
School and educational expenses can include enrollment fees, school supplies, school uniforms, or any other related expenses regarding education. Furthermore, if the children will also be attending a private school there will be tuition involved; therefore, the parents do need to determine how to divide the cost of the tuition.
Another important consideration is tutoring. If your child needs extra help with their coursework and curriculum outside of school then there may need to be a discussion around how parents will pay for a tutor or other special services for their children.
Daycare and or Babysitting Expenses
For working parents, another important consideration will be daycare expenses or expenses to pay a babysitter while the parent is working. More than likely these expenses be split, however; it will depend on each family's unique situation.
Health Insurance and Health-Related Expenses
While one parent may have the children under their company health care plan, the other parent may be asked to contribute to this plan (again it will determine it will depend on both parents’ unique circumstances).
Other health care costs can include copays for doctor visits, cost of medication, cost of treatments or even paying for a psychologist for any psychological-related health issues.
Sports and Extra-Curricular Activities
An essential part of children's development is their involvement in extra-curricular activities and sports programs. If parents choose to enroll their student in things such as ballet, tennis lessons, piano lessons, dance classes, gymnastics or any other programs that may require an investment, this also needs to be factored into the child support payments.
Need Assistance with Child Support Payments in New York?
If you are going through a divorce and need assistance determining who should be paying for child support and ensuring that your children have the financial resources they need during and after divorce, contact Sabra Law Group today at (646) 472-7971.