Those costs are not factored into the child support. It really depends upon the incomes of the parties and whether they agree that the child should be enrolled in those activities. If your child has always been an athlete, has always taken dance, or even if they have a special interest in doing a new activity, the parties will usually agree to pay equally or in proportion to their incomes for these additional costs. That can be put into your matrimonial settlement agreement or it could be agreed upon in addition to the child support guidelines.
Alison C. Leslie, Esq. practices family law exclusively in her Morristown, NJ offices, where she offers her clients the individualized attention of a solo practitioner with the experience of a larger firm.
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