When summer comes around, many children are interested in attending summer
camps with their friends, youth groups, or classmates. In addition, many
parents with children take interest in such camps when they are required
to work full-time hours and are not able to stay with their kids thought
the entire day. While many of these camps can be educational and beneficial,
organizing children’s summer camp trips can become complicated,
especially if a child’s parents are divorced.
In some cases, summer camps are considered necessities because they function
as day care hours. With these types of cases, the cost of a child attending
summer camp must be split between the child’s parents. To do so,
these types of expenses are calculated as a part of the basic child support
award. The amount is determined by the tuition rates of the camp as well
as the frequency in which the child will attend in the future.
In other cases, summer camps are considered extracurricular activities,
meaning the camp does not take the place of daycare or any other form
of childcare. In these types of situations, the child’s parents
should discuss the costs of camp and determine how the expenses should
be split and paid. If parents cannot come to an agreement, it is wise
that they speak with an experienced divorce lawyer to avoid going to court
over add-on reimbursement occurrences.
If the non-custodial parent questions the costs, they are entitled to question
the reasonableness of these types of add-on expenses for which the custodial
parent is seeking. If, in court, the judge decides that the cost of the
summer came is excessive, the non-custodial parent may only be ordered
to pay a share of the amount rather than half the amount.
Consult an Experienced New York Divorce Attorney
If you have children and are concerned about summer plans and expenses,
get in touch with Lois M. Brenner, Esq. right away. We can examine your
situation and determine which plans of action will be most effective based
on your family’s needs. From there, we will streamline the process
and ensure your family can live comfortably. Because we are passionate
about improving the lives of others, we work diligently so our clients
never have to worry about complicated legal matters.
To improve your future,
contact a New York child support lawyer from our firm! At Lois M. Brenner, Esq., we handle all cases involving
family law related matters!