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Additional child support expenses to consider in divorce

Parenting successfully after a divorce can be one of the most difficult things that an Anchorage, Alaska, resident faces. In addition to handling child custody arrangements, many parents also face pressure from other divorce-related concerns, such as division of marital assets and child support. These additional conflicts can create tension, which can result in issues with parents cooperatively raising their children and preparing for their educational futures. 

Child support is likely to be a major concern for all parents engaged in the divorce process. Parents are naturally concerned about the various expenses that come with raising a child to adulthood. However, there are some instances that require a closer look in order to determine how much each parent may eventually be responsible for covering.

Medical expenses are among the most costly expenses that a parent may face as they raise a child. Deciding who will be responsible for associated medical bills or medical insurance costs is an aspect that both parents should be considering. Additionally, education-related expenses, such as private school tuition, will need to be accounted for.

In many child custody cases, the ultimate goal is to ensure that what is in the child's best interest outweighs most other concerns. In an effort to ensure that each child receives adequate financial support, parents in Anchorage, Alaska, like those across the country, will be ordered to provide some form of financial assistance. There are many things that determine the amount of support a child will receive, but it is important to remember that the purpose of child support is to provide financial assistance to the custodial parent for the purposes of raising a child.

Source: communitynewspapers.com, "Regarding child support and other expenses", Carlos Blanco, Sept. 16, 2014

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