Work Related Child Care
How Do We Handle Paying for Daycare During Divorce?
As an Hudson County Child Support Attorney clients often ask “What happens to the costs associated with childcare for a couple’s child or children when both parents work outside the home and both parents are at work?” Work-related childcare expenses are an included factor in calculating child support. The cost of regular, recurring childcare can be factored into the child support worksheet using the child support guidelines.
For instance, a child who’s not yet school age is in regular daycare and the weekly charge for daycare is a set amount. The amount of that recurring expense can be factored into the child support guidelines. In the case of multiple children who are at home with a caregiver – such as a nanny or au pair who helps care for them – the expense is a regularly occurring expense, and the parents can elect to apportion it based on their incomes with each paying their proportional share of the childcare expense.
Summer camp is another factor. School-age children might require before care or aftercare – and there could also be a component for summer camp. When both parents work outside the home, all of these things are paid in addition to the basic child support amount.
Are you arguing about your child’s work related care? Contact Hudson County Child Support Attorney Tanya L. Freeman to fight for you.