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The many costs covered by child support payments

Some people are under the impression that child support can only be used for specific costs. To a certain extent, they are right. But that thought process implies that the number of things that can be paid for with your child support payments is very limited. To the contrary, there are many different costs and factors in life for which a parent can use his or her child support payments.

For example, basic necessities such as food and water; clothing and shelter; and the day to day expenses of your child.  Child support can be used by a receiving parent to pay for these bills, which are often substantial and always important.

There are also general care costs that come with raising a child. For example, all of the educational costs that are sure to arise can be covered by child support. How about childcare and transportation to and from certain locations? Again, these can be covered by child support.

And then there are the extracurricular activities and fun events that make life worth living. These can also be covered by child support. Does your son or daughter play on a sports team? Are they active with a club at school? Do they have hobbies related to video games or watching movies? Then child support can help cover that too.

If you have questions about your child support or your former spouse is accusing you of inappropriately using your payments, then consult with an experienced family law attorney.

Source: FindLaw, "What Does Child Support Cover?," Accessed July 5, 2016

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