Starting here, hope this is the right place - child support vs alimony - which does child care fall under?*EDIT*
So, when my ex and I were in mediation I understood that pre-school/daycare costs were worked in to alimony - and that child support was for food, clothing and shelter of the child. Well, I am going back to work in a few weeks and have asked the ex to pay his share of the summer BASE program the school offers for working parents. He is refusing saying that he shouldn't have to pay because it is included in CS - that is not what my paperwork says and we have been going around and around.
Does anyone know about this stuff and could give me some advice, this is, as always, making me crazy.
I should have added this in, I received alimony for 3 years, it ended two years ago. I have paid all child care expenses up to now. But I feel like he should help, our son would have to be in after school care on his days anyway, I just was staying home so I kept him home with me and his Dad would pick him up from my house. Now I have a great opportunity to get back in the workforce doing what I like and since I have provided all of the care, on his days or mine, I want to be able to take this job. My memory of the CO was that child care was part of the alimony and CS is a standard formula in the State of Colorado and only considers income from both parties and distribution of time with the child. I hope that clears it up a little. Thanks for all the responses.