Extracurricular Activities and Child Support

A common concern is how extracurricular activities are handled in child support cases. That’s going to depend on a number of different factors, but parents can agree to contribute towards extracurricular activities or a judge can order that in specific instances.

Child support does not typically cover certain extracurricular activities such as:

  • Sports teams
  • Private lessons (music, dance, sports coaching)
  • College funds
  • Academic tutoring
  • School photos and yearbooks
  • Musical instruments and/or rental fees.
  • Summer camps
  • and more…

With so many complexities, it’s wise to hire an experienced Rochester child support attorney. Even though the state uses a percentage, other factors, such as private school and medical conditions, can be taken into account. Having proper representation is critical during this process.

If you aren’t represented during your child support hearing, you will be at the mercy of the court. You might end up paying more than you can afford or not getting the payment you need to raise your child adequately. While the court uses a formula, it considers other factors. Your lawyer can help you pay or receive a fair amount in child support. Also, a lawyer can help with collecting and modifying support payments,

Michelle Cimino of The Cimino Law Firm has more than 20 years of family law experience. She has helped mothers and fathers with child support over the years and can help you as well.

Schedule a confidential consultation today to learn more about how to handle extracurricular activities and child support.

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