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If i am paying child support.Have split custody of the children.should i still have to pay childcare cost?

Saint Louis, MO |

my divorce papers do say 50% health cost and exraordinary cost.

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Health costs are medical bills not daycare, extraordinary costs may be things like summer camps, senior trips, or sports type of costs. You probably want to consult your lawyer to get the clearest understanding of this though.

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"Extraordinary cost" is not a term of art. In the courts where I practice, that provision would be considered too ambiguous to enforce. It is possible, however, that it has been assigned more particular meaning in your state, or in the court that entered the order. To know for sure, consult with a local experienced family law practitioner.

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Have a lawyer look at your papers and advise. As the others have hinted at "extraordinary costs" could be anything--and it well might be defined elsewhere in your paperwork.

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