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Dear Attorneys,

My ex works from home now. For some reason, my children are still being sent to daycare. She has the option to watch them at no cost to us. I shouldn’t still have to pay for work-related day-care expenses, right?


Essential Worker


Dear Essential,

While it may seem like an easy decision to keep your children home since your ex now works form home, childcare may still be a necessity. It can be extremely challenging to work from home, be efficient and productive, and also make sure the kids are cared for, stimulated, and learning appropriately. Working, albeit from home, is still working. Thus, in the court’s eyes, work-related daycare is likely still a valid expense.

Those work-related day-care expenses are still part of your agreement, and you will still need to contribute, barring a substantial change of circumstances or other situation in which it would be in your child(ren)’s best interest to not have them enrolled in daycare.

Should you be in need of assistance with a modification, please do not hesitate to contact us. Wolf & Shore Law Group is here to make this process easier, not harder.  Attorneys Kristen Wolf & Shari-Lynn Cuomo Shore will work tirelessly to help you reach a resolution that is equitable. Plus, with 20 years of combined experience, you will rest assured knowing that they are tenacious enough to protect your best interests, and compassionate enough to help you through this process.

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Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group

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