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Child Custody Archives

Expenses that are generally not covered by child support

If you are recently divorced or considering a separation or divorce, you may be concerned with how to manage your emotions, your children's emotions and your finances. While child support is intended to help ease the financial burden on the parent who provides most of the child's necessities, such as housing, food and electricity, there are many areas in which child support cannot be used. It is important to understand the expenses for which child support can and cannot be used so that you can properly budget and plan accordingly for life on your own. Please note that child support does not typically cover the following.

Planning a move? You may need a parenting plan modification

Summer is not just a time for sun and fun. It's also a time when many families take advantage of the school break to relocate for a parent's career, new educational opportunities for the children, or to be closer to distant family. If the parents are still married, then it's usually not a big deal. Yes, they will have to say goodbye to their old home, but the prospect of starting a new life somewhere else is exciting, as is the idea of exploring their new locale as a family.