Child support payment is paid to the other parent and not to the child themselves. It does not cover extraordinary expenses such as tutoring or college prep courses, SAT, ACT and some other things that are similar to that. You cannot require your former spouse to help contribute to college expenses unless your court order specifically requires it. For instance, certain court orders may indicate that each spouse is required to pay half or cover half the costs of these types of extraordinary expenses, as long as both parties mutually agree to it.
What Exactly Does Child Support Cover?
Child support covers basic necessities, such as clothing, food, and housing. Any other extraordinary expenses must be stipulated to or it is in your court order when you had signed your stipulated judgment.
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