Can I ask my ex for reimbursement for school supplies?


Can I ask my ex for reimbursement for school supplies?

My ex husband pays his child support each month. I asked him to reimburse me for his percentage of the total cost of our daughters school supplies. He refused. His reason is he gives me a substantial amount and that money should be used for things like school supplies. I know this small amount is petty, but I’m already trying to get by after paying for lodging, water, AC, gas, etc. Can I ask for more money?


Unless otherwise ordered by the court, school supplies are your responsibility. That is part of what child support is for.

Good luck!

Patrick Sampair
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