Misinformation is an unfortunate part of life nowadays, and when it comes to the world of family law and divorce, there are plenty of ideas that have been pushed around that are either inaccurate or false. One of these ideas is the notion that child support payments can only be used in certain circumstances, or that the payments are limited in their scope. We are here to tell you that this is wrong. Child support payments can be used for many different financial costs.
It shouldn’t need to be said, but child support covers the basic necessities of life for you child. So after a divorce and if you are awarded child support, you can use the payments to help pay for a roof over your child’s head, clothing for your son or daughter, and food to keep the family satisfied and healthy.
But beyond the basics, child support can cover medical expenses (including uninsured costs) and education expenses (such as school supplies and other costs related to their schooling). It can also help out with entertainment needs for your children, such as a night out at the movies, internet bills, and even video games.
Child support can also help out the receiving parent pay for transportation related to their child. This means that if the child has to travel to see a parent in a different state, child support could help pay for that. Additionally, if bus fare is necessary, or if your child has to get from point A to point B, child support payments can pay for those trips.