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Non covered medical expenses must be included in basic child support calculation.

Parents are to pay expenses in accordance with their percentage share of child support.

One hundred percent (100%) of the child’s monthly expenses for uncovered medical should be included in making a child support calculation. The point is: both parents are required to pay a percentage of the uncovered medical, dental expenses. If there is a recurring monthly uncovered expense, you should include it in the child support calculation. That way each parent is to pay a percentage. With non-recurring expenses, not included in the child support calculation, the parties’ pay a court ordered percentage; in either event, the uncovered medical expenses are the responsibility of both parents.

REMEMBER – Factual findings must support the judge’s decision. In reading the order, it must state sufficient findings. For example: who was awarded the dependency tax credit.