Colorado Springs, CO asked in Family Law and Child Support for Puerto Rico

Q: Which order to follow & school expenses?

My husband’s original child support order only mentioned he is to pay the basic support amount and that he was to cover 50% of gastos escolares. His most recent modified order includes the basic support plus a supplementary monthly education expense (believes it’s for tutoring) and he is to cover a portion of medical costs not covered under medical plan. It doesn’t say anything about school expenses. Does he still have to pay half de los gastos escolares or not since it’s not mentioned on the most recent modification order? Also, are shoes for school (physical education) considered a school expense? Thank you.

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Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
  • San Juan, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: The answer to both of your questions is "Yes". Your child's father is responsible for paying half of any and all expenses associated to your child's education, including books, materials, clothing, and extracurricular activities.

Jose M. Rivera Santos
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  • Ponce, PR
  • Licensed in Puerto Rico

A: Greetings:

A simple answer to all of your questions would be yes. The non custodial parent has to pay basic child support as well as the expenses associated with the child's education, medical insurance, clothing, extracurricular activities and any other expenses that are involve on the assurance of wellbeing and caring for the minor.

Most of this expenses are included in the supplementary child support.

The detail is that you will have to evaluate if these specific expenses were taken in consideration and are included in the supplementary child support by the the child support examiner or the court.

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