The court can order parents to share the children’s expenses for uninsured medical expenses, premiums, daycare, education, and long-distance transportation. RCW 26.19.080(3). Usually, you each pay a share using the child support worksheets. Example: To find out your share of daycare, multiply the total amount of daycare per month by the percentage under your column on line 6 of the child support worksheets.
* Orthodontic care, such as braces, and some psychological care (such as special classes or activities the child goes to for help with an emotional problem) may not fall into this category. Put these expenses in your child support order instead. Example: You add a paragraph to the order saying, “The paying parent will pay ___% of the child’s orthodontic care directly to the orthodontist.”