Q: My ex and I share joint custody of our children. He pays child support but not according to the Child Support Standards
Act. We opted out of that b/c we share equal access of the children. School costs 65/35. medical 60/40 Responsible for purchasing own clothing for kids, childcare. share all other statutory add ons 60/40. Question - where do haircuts fall under? Thank you for your time.
A: I've never seen an order specifically addressing who is responsible for haircuts but I would say it would fall under clothing.
A: Haircuts would normally fall under standard child support. Since you opted out then there is nothing that requires either parent to compel reimbursement for haircutting. Whichever parent takes the child for the haircut has to pay.
A: Basic child support is intended to cover all basic necessitates of the child - including costs of haircuts. If basic child support was waived and only 1 parent is paying for the haircuts & the other parent is refusing to contribute, then a modification petition may need to be filed. Schedule a consult with a White Plains Child Support attorney for more info.
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