every CP who gets large sums of CS doesn't spend it on their kids. Helllloooo...McFly....we weren't talking about CPs not spending CS, or am I in the wrong thread? I thought we were discussing WHY an NCP should not be expected to pay medical expenses as a PERCENTAGE (not just half), just like their CS is figured? For one, that IS how the court sets it. So I'm trying to wrap my mind around why you, and others, think it should be different, and why you think you have a better handle on this system than the courts and lawmakers do. Because I think splitting it by income is a good way to go. Now...you could get into that further. If one parent refuses to use all the CS appropriately or refuses to work to their full potential...then I'd have something different to say about those "individual" cases. But as a whole, ANY NCP who feels they should pay only half of medical KNOWING the CP makes WAAAAAAAAAY less than they do, and KNOWING it would put the CP and child(ren) in the poorhouse...that's not a parent. That's an a$$.