I’m going through a divorce. My husband makes less money than I do, but I think that I should get child support from him since I buy the majority of necessities for our child (clothing, school supplies, etc.). Is that possible?
Whether or not you can receive child support in that situation depends on a variety of factors. One of those is the parenting plan. If you have primary custody, but make more than your spouse, you will likely still get some child support. However, if it’s a shared plan, he may be seeking child support from you. One thing to consider if the expenses still seem “lopsided” is adding in a clause to your agreement about an equal division of certain expenses (school clothing, extracurricular activities, school supplies, field trips, etc.). You should speak with your lawyer about different options you may have to structure the divorce agreement in the best way possible.
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