Long Beach, NY asked in Family Law for New York

Q: Can I get credit for room and board spent at college against child support?

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Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: I am not certain I can identify you as either the parent or the child. If you are the parent (obligor), you cannot act outside your order of support. If your order requires all payments to the recipient, then that is whom you must pay. If you are a direct pay obligor, make sure you maintain all records of your payments to the other parent and do not throw these proofs of payment. If you wish to spend your money on your child, then go to family court and petition to terminate support and get an order suspending support. Then pay for your child's school.

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