The parenting agreement states "Father has daytime visits from Monday through Friday from 6 AM until 4 PM and has one overnight a week on Tuesdays when he keep the child from 6 AM until 4 PM on Wednesday." It also say, " father is responsible for pick up and drop off." There was no decision made in the parenting agreement that says parents split the cost of "Extraordinary Expenses". Does this mean I am solely responsible for childcare payment since I am at work during most of those hours? Or does it mean mom and dad split the cost?
Generally speaking child care gets baked in to the child support calculation so that each party pays his or her fair share. Maybe a child support modification is in order to account for those care costs within the child support order itself?
Child care costs should be part of the child support calculation. Generally that means that you will pay for child care while you work and that expense will increase the amount you receive (or reduce the amount you pay) for child support.
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If the Plan is silent as to day care, next look at the child support worksheet upon which child support was based. Does it reflect day care costs thereon? Does it have the amount of day care you incur? If so, the resulting support already has you two sharing the cost. If the answer is no, you can seek a modification of the child support to have day care it shared between the parties in proportion to incomes. Day care is not an extraordinary expense, but a work related child care expense that is added onto the actual worksheet.
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