Am I Obligated To Pay For Childcare

by Thomas Austin

I pay about $100 over what is required per our divorce decree as minimum child support for the state of Utah to my wife. Recently she has begun threatening to take me to court for childcare payments that she claims I am not currently making. The problem is that cost of childcare is in no way addressed in the divorce decree. I have called the courts and they say that if it is not in the decree nor is it in some separate agreement (and there is no separate agreement), then I am not obligated. I need to know what my options are. She is threatening to hold me responsible for the court cost also. Please help. I would like to know what my options are. I need to know if it would make sense to hire a lawyer to deal with this for me.


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We Think You Are Safe!
by: Child Support America Team Member

Hi Thomas,

We definitely believe that you are safe and not responsible for childcare. Especially if it was not outlined in your divorce decree. It appears that she is using scare tactics to try to get you to pay up. If you ever need legal help, check out our VIP membership page. We can assist you with this matter.

Are all of your child support payments up to date and current?


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by: Anonymous

Yes,all payments are up to date.

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