Lima, OH asked in Family Law and Child Support for California

Q: Is the person receiving CS responsible for travel expenses to see the other parent? Ex. Airline ticket

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Tobie B. Waxman
Tobie B. Waxman
  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Not necessarily. It depends on what your orders say. Usually, if the person paying child support also pays for travel, then the amount of child support during the month travel is paid for, is discounted accordingly.

Lorna M. Jaynes
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  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If the court order addresses the issue then your answer is there. If the court order does not address the issue, there is unfortunately no right answer to the question - it depends. Commonly, travel expenses are shared equally or perhaps proportionally depending on the circumstances and sometimes one person might be responsible. But, ideally, rather than going to court to litigate an issue like this, the parties could try to work together through perhaps mediation, to reach an agreement that works well for both. This is certainly recommended before filing any motions.

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