Some couples who go through a divorce arrive at child support orders after lengthy and contentious arguments in court. Others are able to negotiate an agreement between themselves on the amount and frequency of child support payments. However, after the child support order is in place, you might be wondering exactly which expenses can be covered by child support payments?

While many people think of common expenses like food and clothing, child support can be used to cover a wide range of other expenses, including:

  • medical treatment
  • entertainment
  • education
  • child care
  • other basic necessities

If you’re in the process of setting up a child support plan (or you are already paying or receiving child support funds), you may want to consider the ways that this money is being spent to ensure there is no confusion down the road. Disputes involving child support—both during divorce proceedings and afterwards—can cause a significant amount of tension that can be avoided by having a clear plan in place. Contact us today for your free consultation to find out how our team of experienced attorneys can help you navigate the waters of child support.