Q: I had to go to court today and my ex wife gave me day care bills. In our stipulation it was mentioned that she will get day care expenses when she works. Now her lawyer says that I have to pay up because she was looking for job. I would like to go on trial for this. Is it possible that she can ask me to pay day care expenses when she doesn’t even work. If she just shows some recruiter mails saying she was looking for work then I have to pay the day care expenses as well. I feel this is very unfair esp. when the day care expenses in essence double the amount I have to pay for child support.
A: If your agreement says “when she’s working,” then merely looking for work doesn’t constitute “working” in my mind. Nevertheless, if an agreement can’t be reached, then this would be a trial issue. Schedule a consult with a Westchester Child Support attorney for more info.