What does child support cover?

My husband pay $900 + a month in cs for his son who is with us 50% of the time. What does the child support cover?

Asked on August 1, 2012 under Family Law, Kansas

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Technically basic needs: food, clothing, housing, etc.  But what a child's basic needs can differ these days than it did in years past.  It could mean afterschool activiites.  It could mean gas and transportation. Child support is based upon income of both parents and the factors surrounding custody and visitation.  If you think that something is amiss then speak with a lawyer in your area.  Good luck.


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