Buffalo Child Support Attorney Discusses Extracurricular Activities
People who come into see me as a Buffalo Child Support Attorney, very often tell us about their children and say they’re involved in dancing or sports or music. They want to know how they can get their spouse to pay for these extracurricular activities. I explain to them that, under the law of New York State, there’s no requirement to pay for extracurricular activities. The only obligatory requirement is to pay the basic child support obligation.
There’s an obligation to pay for medical expenses, whether it be health insurance premiums or out-of-pocket expenses. There’s an obligation to pay for certain daycare expenses. And, sometimes, there’s an obligation to pay for educational expenses; however there’s no obligation under the law to pay for the yearbook or dance lessons. Very often, the Mom and the Dad can negotiate the handling of extracurricular activities, but there’s no requirement in the law for either the Mom or Dad to pay for those dance lessons or hockey fees or things like that.
Are you wondering how extracurricular activities are handled with child support? Contact dedicated Buffalo Child Support Attorney Michael Ranzenhofer for help.