Do I Have To Pay Child Support If My Child Lives With Me?
by Rick B.
After a yearlong custody battle over my 11 year old son my ex wife was given residential parent status. We have shared parenting. The court ordered me to pay $721 per month in child support, I also have a 14 year old daughter as part of the support agreement.
My ex wife will have my son only one weekend a month, he will be with me every other weekend, I will have him all school holidays and he will live with me June, July and half of August, until the 15th.
My question is why do I have to continue to pay the full amount of support during those 2 and 1/2 months when he is living with me? Also, I am required to carry the health insurance for both children which is expensive but then I was also ordered to pay 82% of all out of pocket medical expenses; isn't this like paying double medical expenses? If I am paying a hefty amount every month for the insurance why then do I have to pay for the out of pocket expenses too? It's like having to pay twice!!