How Is Healthcare, Day Care and Special Child Rearing Expenses Treated?
Heath care costs are not included in the economic table. Monthly health care costs shall be shared by the parents in the same proportion as the Basic Support Obligation.
Day care and special child rearing expenses, such as tuition and long-distance transportation costs are not included in the economic table. These expenses shall be shared by the parents in the same proportion as the basic child support obligation. RCW 26.19.080
Overpayment for Day Care/child Rearing Expenses?
If the payor pays for ordered day care or child rearing expenses that are not actually incurred, the payee must reimburse the payor for overpayment if: The overpayment is at least twenty percent of the obligor's annual day care or special child rearing expenses.
The payor may file an application for an adjudicative hearing with Division of Child Support for reimbursement of day care and special child rearing expense overpayments that amount to twenty percent or more of the annual day care and special child rearing expenses. Any ordered overpayment reimbursement shall be applied first as an offset to child support arrearages . If the payor does not have child support arrearages, the reimbursement may be in the form of a direct reimbursement by payee or a credit against the payor future support payments. RCW 26.19.080
The child support schedule is advisory and not mandatory for postsecondary educational support. When considering whether to order support for postsecondary educational expenses, the court shall determine whether the child is dependent and relying upon the parents for the reasonable necessities of life. The child must enroll in school, must be actively pursuing a course of and and must be in good academic. 26.19.090
Parties may agree which parent is entitled to claim the child or children as dependents for federal income tax exemptions. The court may award the exemption or exemptions and order a party to sign the federal income tax dependency exemption waiver. The court may divide the exemptions between the parties, alternate the exemptions between the parties, or both. RCW 26.19.100
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