Atlanta, GA asked in Child Support and Divorce for Alabama

Q: Do you have to show proof of how much daycare expenses are when filing for child support?

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A: I assume you are asking about an Alabama matter. You execute a sworn to affidavit when you put down how much work related daycare is being paid. This is widely abused, with made up numbers provided by day care workers who are actually family members and a host of other problems. If you are paying day care, you would be wise to play it straight. You can get awfully jammed up with a court by lying on your income affidavit. If you are the other side, the one who is paying child support, you should ask for proof that the day care is actually being paid, and that it is paid so that the other party can work.

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