What are child support payments earmarked for?

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What are child support payments earmarked for?

Specific to housing, food, clothing, or can it include things like braces, sports activities, school functions, etc.

Asked on August 22, 2012 under Family Law, Washington

Answers:

Brad Micklin / The Micklin Law Group

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Child support is determined by using the New Jersey child support guidelines. The guidelines utilize an income proportionate calculation to determine the noncustodial parent's weekly child support obligation.  This weekly obligation is then adjusted to account for the noncustodial parent's overnight schedule, the cost of medical insurance, any extraordinary or reoccurring medical expenses, daycare costs and any other support obligation.

The child support calculation is presumed to be the accurate number and in the child's best interest. The court, however, does have the ability to deviate from the child support guidelines if it is found to be in the child's best interest. 


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