What items can be purchased using child support money?

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If you have divorced your spouse, or have separated from him or her, there might be a child support order issued. If you have taken the other parent of your children to court for support, an order will be issued.

Whatever your situation, child support payments can be used to purchase or pay for quite a few things. We will discuss those items in this post so you what it is you can and cannot use these payments for.

These payments can be used to pay for the medical care of your child. Children are required to have some form of medical coverage from their parents, or have their own plans, but these payments can still help pay for medical care.

Child support can also be used to pay for your children’s meals, clothing, shoes, snacks, drinks, blankets and other basic necessities. The payments can also be used to help pay for the child’s housing. This includes the mortgage or rent you pay for your place of residence.

Paying for education can also be done with the help of child support payments. Even if your child attends a public school it is not free. There are fees for sports, activities, books and other items. On top of this, the payments can also be used for activities that do not involve the school, such as camps, clubs or other groups.

Going through a custody battle is never easy. An experienced California family law attorney can help. Once you begin receiving child support, taking care of your children can become a little less stressful.

Source: Findlaw, “What Does Child Support Cover?,” accessed May 22, 2018

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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