Is Childcare Factored into Child Support, or Do I Have to Pay Extra for That?

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“I’m a father of a 2-yr boy and I pay child support to his mother. I am wondering if I need to also pay for daycare, outside of the child support that I already pay. Does a babysitter fall under the same category as daycare?”

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In most states, the cost of daycare or babysitters that are used in order to faciliate the custodial parent either working, or going to a program designed to make them more employable, is typically split in half – with half paid by each parent. However, that said, what you “have” to pay is whatever is in your order. If your order says you have to pay it, then you have to pay it, or else go to court to see if you can have the order changed.

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