How are child care costs calcutated if the custodial parent has a license for in-home day care?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Seattle, WA

Added cost to father's child support of $850/month but children were not enrolled in formal daycare for past 5 years. Mother had "in home daycare" and watched 2-3 other children. How would court calcutate if father is seeking reimburments on paid child care cost not actually incurred.

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  1. Douglas Paul Becker


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    Answered . Typically the cost would be calculated at the same rate she charges for the other children because she is using one of those slots for your child. You may have problems if you haven't complained about this to her previously and/or due to the fact you've waited a long time to take this to court.

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