Work Related Daycare is usually included in RI Child Support

The Rhode Island minimum child support guidelines take into account both the importance and expense of  reasonable and necessary, work related daycare. Daycare must be work related in  order to have the other parent ordered to pay their fair share.

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Camp and babysitting could constitute daycare factored into child support

A camp during the summer could be considered daycare so long as it is being utilized so that a parent can work. The camp, of course, must be reasonably priced  and necessary so that the mother or father can work. Daycare could also be a family member babysitting the children allowing a parent to work.

How daycare factors into child support in RI

The child support guidelines and worksheet are used to determine the proper amount of Rhode Island Child Support to be paid by the parent. The bottom line is that a party will be ordered to pay approximately the same percentage of the daycare that the party makes in relation to that party’s percentage of the combined  adjusted gross income of both parties. The fact that the parent with physical custody is claiming the daycare credit for federal income tax purposes could lower the amount of daycare costs the non custodial parent is obligated to pay.

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For example: If the husband makes $100,000.00 and the wife makes $50,000.00, the combined gross income for the parties is $150,000.00. Therefore, the husband makes 66 percent of the income and will be ordered to pay 66 percent of the reasonable and necessary work related daycare in addition to child support. (There may be an adjustment to take into account the federal tax credit for daycare) This amount is added onto the minimum Child Support Guidelines amount.)

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Child Support statistics

“A new U.S. Census Bureau report released today shows that while more contact with noncustodial parents increases the likelihood of receiving the full amount of child support payments due, just 62.3 percent of the $37.9 billion owed was actually paid to the nation’s 14.4 million custodial parents in 2011. Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2011 is a Current Population Survey report focusing on child support income received from noncustodial parents, including additional noncash assistance and health insurance. The full amount was received in 49.1 percent of cases where the child had contact with their noncustodial parent. In contrast, the custodial parent received the full amount of child support in only 30.7 percent of cases where the child did not have contact with the noncustodial parent. Custodial parents had custody of 23.4 million children under age 21 while the other parent lived somewhere else. Most custodial parents (81.7 percent) were mothers. ” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 Census Bureau Report Shows More than $14 Billion in Payments to Custodial Parents Not Received

 https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2013/cb13-191.html