I have a child support order that states both me and the non custodial parent are to share 50/50 costs for childcare and medical expenses. We have court this month because he refuses to assist with these expenses. I am asking the court to remove the 50/50 share of cost and grant me an additional 120.00 dollars. Is this something that they will do. The only reason why I am doing this is because he already owes 500.00 dollars for these expenses and I figure it would avoid both of us going back to court.
No. That division of UNCOVERED (aka out of pocket) costs is standard.
Not likely. Keep your receipts and make sure all the costs were necessary. You should be able to get reimbursed.
If you have consistent childcare which is necessary for you to work, then the court can add the monthly amount to your support order, but not the 50% of unreimbursed medical expenses. It seems that you just used a rather arbitrary amount of $120 so that implies that the child care is discretionary. Therefore, it's unlikely that either cost will be added directly to your support order.
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