[quote]My boyfriend has just had his child support modified. For the next four months it will be 900+ because his child is in daycare. After, four months it will reduce to 500. Now, the ex is looking into after school care, will he be obligated to pay for that care? It is unfair because of the increase we cannot send our own daughter to daycare so we will have to wait. At the moment he is unable to contribute to her current care because of his obligation to his other child. Please help! [/quote]
Yes, he would have to pay for it, presumably. "Afterschool" care is no different than "day"care. You weren't specific but I am assuming that either the child in question is either just hitting school age and is now in a full time daycare program for the summer.. and will be entering kindergarten in the fall?
You don't specify what prompted the change in order. Mother went back to work? Mother just incurred daycare costs (ie: had free daycare, no longer available??). I'm going to assume that the mother is going back to work full-time (you didn't mention if the $500 portion was an increase or a decrease or a non-change in amount).
If he's obligated for "day"care, then he is obligated for "afterschool" care.
Are you currently working? Are you guys working opposite shifts so one provides childcare for your child during the day, the other at night?
You state your boyfriend can't send your child to daycare.. Presumably, you'd need to find a job that, after paying daycare, still brought income into the household, otherwise, the job isn't worthwhile. Or again, you work offshifts.
Be prepared, again not knowing where you are from. If you and boyfriend ever split up.. don't expect his financial contribution to your child to equal that of the first child. Pretty much it's whoever bellies up to the bar first, so to speak. As a comparison for you.. my stbx pays over $7,000 a year in BASIC child support for first child. Not including 1/2 medical and 1/2 childcare (currently $300+ per month, or $3,600 per year). With what he makes, minus what he owes first wife, his CS obligation to OUR child is a grand total of $300 a YEAR... Is it fair? No.. is it the way the system works? Yes...