Am I responsible for the outstanding child care cost?
He is also initially ordered to pay me child support on the 5th and 20th of every month. However, he has been paying late. Last month I received the full amount on April 30th. Is that even an issue or should I just let that go?
1 attorney answer
If there is no order requiring him to contribute to day care costs, then he is under no obligation to pay them. If you reach agreements which are different from existing court orders, those agreements should be put in writing, signed by both of you, and filed with the court to be made orders. As far as recalculating support, if his support payment is not going to go down, he is unlikely to seek a modification and is not obliged to do so. Similarly, if you think his payment would go down if recalculated, you are under no obligation to initiate proceedings which would lower support. As for his late payment, you could ask the county Child Support Enforcement Unit to implement an Income Assignment for you, so support would be taken out of his paycheck. Judges are more concerned with the multitude of parents who are not receiving any support.
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